South Somerset Community Energy share issue hits £100,000!

Screen Shot 2015-07-24 at 14.50.20In its first share offer – to raise capital to fit solar panels to Westfield Academy and the Abbey Community Association’s community hall – South Somerset Community Energy has now had applications passing the £100,000 mark! John Clark, founder of the Society said, “This is fantastic progress for our first share offer, and a real momentum has now built up. We are really grateful to those who have recognised that this is a local ethical investment with an excellent return and substantial tax breaks”. Full story: Read more

Saving historic buildings in South Somerset

Whitestaunton ManorSouth Somerset is very rich in heritage and has more listed buildings than almost every other district in the Country. The District Council’s Conservation Team maintains a heritage at risk register and works with owners to improve the condition of buildings. Currently there are over 60 buildings on the register, ranging from industrial sites to church yard memorials, all at risk of further deterioration and some requiring urgent attention. Full Story: Read More

South Somerset District Council investigates electricity switching for households

SSDCOfficers at the council have investigated the energy switching auctions arranged by some other local authorities. Some councils have asked their council tax payers for expressions of interest in switching energy suppliers with a view to signing up significant enough numbers to make it worthwhile arranging an auction amongst electricity supply companies for the custom of those households signed up for the scheme. The intention is to achieve lower electricity bills. Full Story: Read More