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Penrith Community Gardeners

  • The community gardeners are meeting again – safely.
  • The Penrith Community Gardeners meet on Tuesday mornings at 10am at the Salvation Army at Hunter Lane for couple of hours around town of ‘green gym’ and ‘vocal chord’ exercise not forgetting smiles and laughter!

Carbon Footprint Calculators

Measure your carbon footprint with the Cumbria Action for Sustainability calculators

Calculating your carbon footprint is a good way of understanding your carbon impact and how your lifestyle or the way you run your business affects it. Knowing that can help you to reduce it, which helps to protect the environment and can also save you money.

CAfS have  worked with Carbon Footprint Ltd to develop these free carbon calculator tools, one for residents and one for small to medium businesses. They’re freely available for anyone in Cumbria and Lancashire to use. They are funded by South Lakeland District Council and CAfS will be working with various communities to encourage their use, starting with Ambleside, to support their zero-carbon ambitions.

Use this link to visit the CAfS webiste page that will give your more information on this topic

Green Homes Grants

The scheme will focus initially on offering delivery of energy efficiency installations

Use this link to open the website about this grant

Eden’s Green Homes Grant  offers

  • Technical assessment of your home’s energy efficiency needs.
  • Access to a reputable, trusted supply chain for installation of energy efficiency measures.
  • Specific measures include Insulation such as:
    • External Wall Insulation (EWI).
    • Underfloor insulation.
    • Room in roof insulation.
    • Cavity wall insulation.
    • Loft insulation.
  • Inefficient heating replacement, such as Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP).
  • Window replacements.
  • Door replacements.
  • Smart heating controls.

Each owner occupied home assessed as being eligible for the scheme, could be entitled to receive installation of an energy efficiency measure from the list above, which would be suitable for your home, up to the value of £10,000.

Who is this scheme for?

Privately owned households with an annual income under £30,000 gross, for instance:

Household a) one adult annual income under £30,000 gross.

Household b) two adults, total household annual income under £30,000 gross.

Respect the Outdoors campaign – please download and share

DEFRA have now reached the third phase of their ‘Respect the Outdoors’ campaign. Their  stakeholder toolkit went live earlier this week and now they need your help to amplify the campaign.

Details about how to access green spaces safely can be found on GOV.UK using the underlined link below:


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