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