Love Your River Telford

The project included a unique partnership of four government organisations, two non-government organisations, one water company, one university, sixteen community groups and an industry lead environmental group, who worked together to address issues with water quality across Telford More >

 
 

‘Saving Lives with Solar’ Community Energy scheme

In partnership with SWM members Southern Staffordshire Community Energy (SSCE) and Stoke-on-Trent based, University Hospitals of the North Midlands NHS Trust addressed environmental and social issues by becoming the largest hospital-based solar panel installation in the UK. More >

 
 

Biomass Heating and PV retrofit

Briar Associates investigated the feasibility, then designed and project managed procurement and installation of a roof mounted PV array and replacement of existing gas boilers with a biomass and efficient gas boiler solution. More >

 
 

Penkside Community project

The Penkside Project was set up as a multi-agency partnership to address a range of socio-economic and environmental challenges in the Penkside (Silkmore, Rickerscote and Meadowcroft) area of Stafford. More >

 
 

Derrington Village Hall

Derrington Way Ahead was a pilot low carbon community project to look at ways to help whole communities become more sustainable and help tackle climate change. More >

 
 

Chase Community Solar

CCS was set up with the intention to benefit and create value for the community by working with Cannock Chase District Council to help tenants in their housing stock reduce their energy costs. More >

 
 

AVFC Allotment project

The aim was to develop an allotment project that could benefit young people within the local community and produce organically home grown ingredients for the Club’s kitchens. More >

 
 

Cleone Foods – Winner of the BITC Business Resilience Award 2013

Cleone Foods were recognised for their efforts in implementing an extremely impressive strategy which minimises potential threats to their business. Their comprehensive risk assessment has ensured that whatever the issue; their business is prepared and ready for action. The success of the strategy is highlighted in impressive growth figures and minimal disruption to business practices since its implementation in 2009. More >

 
 

UK Flood Barriers – Flood Protection Project, Cornwall

The severe flooding event in Cornwall in November 2010 was noted as the worst flooding in decades. Flash floods hit in the middle of the night, leaving many people trapped in their homes and cars. In the space of a just few hours, two and a half inches of rain fell. Due to the topography of the area, small picturesque villages were swamped underneath 6ft of water during this period of intense rainfall. Scores of residents had to be rescued by the RAF, police and the fire service in hope of being relocated to emergency accommodation. The intensity of the flash flooding caused major disruption to the region’s infrastructure, and in some villages, properties were subjected to ten inches of water. More >

 
 

Warwickshire Community Recycling – Community Champion of the Year 2012, Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWM)

Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action (W-CAVA) and the Heart of England Community Foundation created ‘Warwickshire Community Recycling’ (WCR) as a joint charitable enterprise. In a subsequent joint venture with Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Community Recycling (WCR) took over the management of Stockton and Wellesbourne recycling centres from the county council on April 1 2012. More >

 
 

Plugin – Winner of a Sustainable Housing Award for Community Involvement and Engagement 2012

Plugin is an award-winning partnership project giving social housing providers access to free water-saving devices to install in their properties. The project also provides training to engage the community on how to save water and energy.

Installations were done through planned and routine maintenance, through ‘Decent Homes’ work and during tenancy changes – making water saving part of ‘business as usual’. Maintenance teams were trained by the water companies to install and explain the products using this opportunity to talk to residents about other ways to save water and energy. More >

 
 

Lorien Engineering Solutions Ltd – Packwood House, National Trust

Midlands based Lorien Engineering Solutions have helped a flagship National Trust property drive down its yearly operating costs by some £23,000, with the installation of a water source heat pump. The project took 90 days to complete and was financed by a £192,500 grant from energy provider npower. More >

 
 

Birmingham Airport – Climate Change Adaptation

Birmingham Airport recognises that meeting the challenges of climate change is not only about reducing greenhouse gas emissions and developing a low-carbon economy, but also ensuring that the airport adapts to climate change such as; hotter and drier summers, warmer and wetter winters and increasingly frequent extreme weather events such as prolonged snow and ice, storms and crosswinds. More >