From our community engagement exercise we realised that "energy" or more accuratly "household energy" was a topic that the community wanted to take action on. Again the motivations are complex ranging from the need to address climate change to saving money on heating our homes.
Riversmeet developed a three phase strategy to take action in this area.Firstly to put a toe in the water with an Eco Team project to gauge the level of community interest. This proved to be high and 35 people followed the six month Eco Team programme.
The second approach was to have a practical demonstration of what can be done to insulate existing buildings.This is being done at n.2, Market Place in Partnership with Groundwork NE and will be completed in April. Ian Headford is project managing this on our behalf.
The third leg of the strategy is to do a full blown community project. We are starting to secure funds to complete a feasibility for Cockermouth and develop this approach.