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    Green Wedmore


    We are raising funds to install solar PV and a battery onto the back roof of our communities main building, Wedmore Village Hall.

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    This is Wedmore, Somerset, our community, our home.

    Who we are

    We are Green Wedmore, a village environmental group in rural Somerset working together as a community since 2006 to reduce our environmental impact.

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    What we do

    Over the years we have;

    • Planted a community woodland
    • Held 16 Freecycle days, 3 Repair Cafe's, 5 Produce Markets, 15 Litter Picks, 40 articles in our local magazine
    • Supported local community 1MW solar farm
    • An energy saving pop up shop
    • Plastic Bag Campaign
    • Fruit Tree project
    • One Green Fair and one Energy Evening
    • Open Eco Homes scheme
    • Eco Movie nights
    • Local food cookbook
    • Energy Saving Home audits

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    Our energy advice pop up shop

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    Our Community owned and run 1MW Solar Farm

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    Gathering stuff for our next Freecycle event

    The Project

    We are raising funds to instal a 4kW Solar PV array to the roof of our Village Hall linked to a Tesla Powerwall battery.

    The battery combination ensures the hall gets the most benefit of the solar kit since most of its electricity usage is in the evening.

    We are working closely with the Village Hall Committee throughout. We have a quote and confirmation that planning permission is not needed. We have gathered a proportion of the finance required and just need to raise the rest.

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    Here is our village hall (please note PV panels will be on the back of the roof away from the road)

    Benefits

    • The Village Hall will save over £400 each year meaning it has to raise less each year in fundraising
    • The community will save over 1,800kg CO2 each year reducing emissions
    • The Tesla powerwall will not only save energy for use when the sun is not shining but physically shows the community what is possible; educational for young and old. We will install a meter and explanation board next to the Tesla showing what is being generated 24/7
    • Our village will have taken another big step towards a bright zero carbon future.

    What we need

    Votes!

    We would be so very chuffed if you felt able to vote for our little project in our quiet little corner of Somerset.

    With thanks and love

    Green Wedmore

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    • Pledge £10

      A huge thank you from the whole Green Wedmore team and a copy of our 'Is It Local' cookbook!

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    • Pledge £20

      A packet of bee-friendly flower seeds, some bee information and our 'Is it local' cookbook.

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    • Pledge £50

      A home energy audit from Green Wedmore Chair, Steve Mewes if you live within 5 miles of Wedmore

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    • Pledge £100

      An hour’s wildflower walk with local botanist Liz McDonnell in the Wedmore area

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    • Pledge £150

      A one-hour tour around a locally self-built straw bale house near Wedmore.

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