Come and help the Whitby Esk Energy team for a couple of hours on site on the afternoon of Thursday 8th November. They will be undertaking a variety of site tidying tasks including cutting back vegetation. Meet at the railway crossing gate at 2.00pm.
Please let us know if you are able to join us, by emailing or phoning 07410 549833, for directions and in case we need to change plans due to weather.
Congratulations to the winners of our Hunt for Herbs photo competition: Jane Ellis, Margaret Grant and Peter Morgan.
The prize for the ‘Best Station Adopters Herb Box’ was won by Nunthorpe Station Adopters whose herbs were individually marked and looked fresh and vibrant. It was such a close call that it was decided to award two ‘Highly Commended’ to both Egton and Kildale Adopters.
The Esk Valley Railway Development Company would like to thank all those who maintain the Herb Boxes to such high standards and they hope you continue to enjoy sampling the different herbs.
Nunthorpe Station – Jane Ellis
Great Ayton station – Peter Morgan
Battersby Junction station – Margaret Grant
Best Station Adopters Herb Box – Nunthorpe Station
We hope you will be able to join us in dancing the evening away, with the Cleveland Bays Folk Band and caller Ian Appleyard, until midnight strikes and then see the New Year in together. Many of you will know the band from the ceilidhs they run during the year in this area. Come by yourself or with friends, bringing your own food and drink. We’ll be there to welcome you and show you to your reserved seat(s).
Date: Monday 31st December 2018
Venue: Christ Church Hall, Great Ayton
Timings: 8:00 pm – 12.15 am
Tickets, priced £12.50, are available from Thursday 1st November.
To enquire about buying tickets, phone 01642 723137 or email.
Patchwork Orchard will be apple pressing at the Stewart Park Farmers’ Market on 30 September. They suggest you take your apples and pears along and they’ll press them for you. You need to take bottles.
The Government consultation on the ending of the Feed-in Tariff scheme has just finished. While it was known that closure of the FiT scheme was probably coming in 2019 it was a surprise to find that there is also a proposal to end export tariffs that are a simple mechanism by which home owners with PV systems and other generators are paid for the electricity they export to the grid.
Moor Sustainable considers ending of the FiT generation tariff and the export tariff would be a disaster for community energy groups and for schools and householders who want to do their bit to help in the fight against climate change. The ending of the export tariff would be grossly unfair, effectively allowing the big electricity companies to steal electricity from home owners. You can read our full response to the consultation here.
If you are considering your own PV system or other renewable electricity technology we suggest you read the important update on our page Financial support for energy saving and generation.