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Andover Farmersí Market Ė use it or lose it

As you may have read or heard in the media, thanks to an intervention by Test Valley Borough Council, the farmerís market in Andover has won a reprieve and will continue in the town for the next six months.

The markets will continue in a mini market format offering a wonderful range and selection of staple local produce. Visitors will continue to find Hampshire meat, fish, bread, cheese, wine and many different cakes and bakes. After six months the popularity of the markets will be assessed to see if a continued presence in the town is economically viable for the producers. Leaflet

Love Where You Live campaign - Details

NEW Credit Card Scam - November 2010 Details

Super>Fast Broadband for Rural Communities Details, Poster, Register your interest Reminder (November 2012)

WARNING Rogue Traders

 
LEAF Funding

The government has just announced a £10 million funding pot called LEAF (Local Energy Assessment Fund). This funding is open to community groups and parish councils but needs to be spent by 31st March 2012. DECC describes the fund as being designed to help communities to accelerate their activity on energy and climate change. It can pay for:

●       energy surveys of buildings
●       energy saving demonstration projects (exemplar homes or community spaces)
●       workshops to help local people take action to save energy
●       reports on what more needs to be done in your area (in the way of energy efficiency)
●       engagement events ahead of the above studies to generate interest
 
Where the above has already been done the funding may be able to facilitate:
 
●       area-wide renewable energy studies (to see what would work)
●       feasibility studies into specific renewable energy projects
 
The money is not available for installing technologies which would benefit from Feed in Tariffs or the Renewable Heat Incentive, but could be used for studies into whether those technologies would be suitable.
 
Please see the following link for further information.
http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn11_107/pn11_107.aspx

If your Parish is in a position to bid for this funding, National Energy Foundation (NEF) may be able to offer some professional support to help your bid succeed. If your outline proposal clearly has good potential, NEF could help you strengthen it. The cost of this professional support will then be built into your bid and paid for only in the event of your bid being successful. Outline proposals (one side of A4) should be sent to communities@nef.org.uk

 

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