Greenprint timeline


Jan 20

Waste prevention & health

Climate Just tool

* Links with Eden District Council developed and strengthened, with opportunities to support and deliver as part of a wider waste-prevention programme. * The Greenprint project manager undertook training to use the Climate Just website, a free online mapping tool and hub of information about social and environmental factors that influence people’s vulnerability/risk. It enables users to identify who is most socially vulnerable to fuel poverty, extreme weather and flooding. Mapping identified through the training was later used as evidence in Alston’s fight to save their cottage hospital and meet social care needs.

Jan 20

Community plan interviews under way

Grisedale Community Garden - Greenprint

* Visit to Penrith Community Gardeners by Grisedale Croft community garden for inspiration, guidance and exchange of skills * Group interviews begin for phase 1 of the community plan. We asked what people liked and disliked about living on Alston Moor, what they feared and what they hoped for in the future

Jan 20

Film & seminar

Lime workshop - Alston Moor Heritage

* Film screening of “Qu’est-ce qu’on attend?” (What are we waiting for?) hosted by Alston Moor Film, the community plan team and Greenprint * Lime insulation seminar and demonstration as part of Alston Townscape Heritage Scheme

Jan 20

Planning and outreach continues

Electric vehicle charging points

* Greenprint project manager joins the Penrith Neighbourhood Planning Working Group to gain valuable experience * Seminar on tackling dampness in buildings by Roger Curtis of Historic Scotland leads to support for the Town Hall, a decaying community facility at the heart of Alston * Agreed partnership working between Greenprint, AMCE and Cybermoor Services Ltd developing community charging points for electric vehicles in Alston * Greenprint project manager attends Burneside Neighbourhood Plan land allocation meeting for shared learning * Support to Grisedale Croft Community Garden via the Greenprint as part of a Local Food Growing Network * Develop the annual independent evaluation of the Greenprint project against “Zero Carbon Britain”, a document on climate change and community-led solutions developed at the Centre for Alternative Technology

Jan 20

AMCE research kicks off

Alston Moor Community Energy logo

* AMCE tender brief developed to create a current baseline of energy usage and renewable energy deployment on Alston Moor and to investigate the feasibility of solar PV deployment at three sites: the high school, Bonds Factory and High Mill (a central heritage development site in Alston). 2400 delivered by hand to homes and businesses across Alston Moor and available online. * Supported AMP in their application for community planning support funding

Jan 20

Burneside twinning

Alston Moor Newsletter - Greenprint

* Forged links with Burneside and developed informal twinning. Talk in Alston by member of Burneside Vision and Neighbourhood Plan working group. * Greenprint featured in Alston Moor Newsletter.

Dec 02

AMCE launches

This Changes Everything

* Alston Moor Community Energy (AMCE) launch event and film (This Changes Everything), with discussion after. * A clear marketing strategy for the project is agreed, run jointly by CAfS, AMP and AMCE. * AMCE press release initiates relationship with the Cumberland & Westmorland Herald and Hexham Courant.

Nov 02

Greenprint begins

Alston Moor Greenprint swirl

* Community planning begins in earnest. Working partnership formed between Alston Moor Partnership (AMP) & Alston Moor Greenprint project * Information exchanged with Alston Moor Parish Council and working group set up to develop a future Neighbourhood Plan, based on evidence collected through the Greenprint and community planning process * Plan of action developed to ensure that the community plan is linked to the Greenprint process and that all Greenprint outcomes will be embedded into the community plan * Continued input into community transport meetings, community bus and electric bike network * Most importantly, we developed a working ethos – a bottom-up approach to consultation and engagement. Inclusive, not judgemental or pre-emptive. An accessible, diverse approach to involve as many people as possible



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