Saturday 25 November 2023

Congratulations to our Energy group for being shortlisted for a Community Energy Award!

Sustainable Hayfield was recently advised that the work of its Energy sub group had been shortlisted for a national award by Community Energy England.

It was for work we did to set up and progress our 'Home Energy MOT' project earlier this year. That saw over 100 parish households provided with free energy advice and supply and installation of low level insulation aides, attracting universally positive feedback. The category we were entered in to was 'Collaboration in the Community', which was a feature of the project.

We knew the project had been a great success, with many households involved subsequently taking forward their own, further, improvements, assisted by advice given. But we were still stunned by this nomination, getting through to the final four in this category..The awards were handed out at an awards ceremony at The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, last Friday. Unfortunately, we didn't win our category.

We were represented at the ceremony by team members Graham Hirst, Richard Noakes and Peter Burgess-Allen, from MEA, our partner agency in the project. A fourth team member, Laurie James, couldn't attend due to ill-health.

Well done us, in little old Hayfield!

Team Sustainable Hayfield

Friday 17 November 2023

Recycling Directory

Reducing, re-using and finally recycling has always been an important part of Sustainable Hayfield’s mission. Reducing our consumption of unnecessary ‘stuff’ and re-using, repairing or upcycling what we already have should get our greatest attention. However there will always be items that we no longer need or want and can’t pass on or upcycle. 

It is important that we keep as much out of landfill as possible. When we throw something away we need to remember there is no such place as ‘away’ - everything has to go somewhere. The world of recycling is complex and can be confusing. In an attempt to help make sense of this and reduce landfill Sustainable Hayfield recyclers have been working with others to produce a Recycling Directory. In particular St John’s have taken on a key role as a collection point for specific items as part of their journey towards becoming an Eco church. Our thanks for the work they have done to help with this directory. 

Click above.

This directory is a start and we hope that people will have ideas and information to add to it. It can be amended as we learn more about how people are successfully keeping stuff out of landfill by selling, donating or re-using unwanted items. Please let us have comments, success stories, additions or other information by email to 

Please use the header SH Recycling Directory, and find it useful. 
A QR code will be used to publicise the availability of the directory and laminated posters going up around the village. 

Please, click here or on the image to the left to open the directory, or access via the QR code. 

We hope you find this useful.

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