COUNCIL REWARDED FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Spennymoor Town Council were celebrating their award for the Town Hall solar panel installation scheme at the Durham County Council Environment Awards 2012. The Council were entered into the Climate Change category which rewarded groups and individuals carrying out schemes which maximise energy efficiency, minimise energy use and have adopted renewable energy sources.
The judges felt that the scheme (with very little visual impact) was worthy of recognition. The panels were originally installed at a cost of £75,000 and will save approximately £8,829.20 per year. To date, in the first three quarters since installation the panels have provided the Council with savings of £4417.68.
A Council spokesperson said, "We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the scheme - from our Project Manager Ashton McGregor, Structural Engineer Lee Dayes and Contractors Hodgson and Allon and Barrier Energy. The idea for the project came to fruition when our local AAP co-ordinator put us in touch with Ian Bloomfield, Senior Low Carbon Officer, Durham County Council."
The awards, hosted by Durham County Council, embrace an ever changing range of environmental issues; from sustainable development to climate change, craftsmanship and volunteering.
ST GEORGE'S DAY MARCH, SPENNYMOOR
For the avoidance of doubt, Spennymoor Town Council would like to make the following points clear in relation to the above event:-
There was no degree of co-operation between Spennymoor Town Council and any Organisation or Individual involved in connection with the march.
The St.George's flag was flown as a matter of normal procedure, as it has been in previous years, and not at the specific request of any Organisation or Individual in connection with the march.
Spennymoor Town Council will only co-operate with Organisations that are in full compliance with all regulations issued by Durham Constabulary and Durham County Council in connection with such a march.
As far as Spennymoor Town Council is concerned, the "Spennymoor Branch of the English Cultural Society", does not, in reality exist.*
* Explanatory note
The "Spennymoor Branch of the English Cultural Society" is believed to be a facade for recruiting support for the BNP as described in the published BNP "Activists & Organisers Handbook".
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