£100,000 Community Winter Warmth and Welcome Spaces Fund opens for applications

Tue, 01/11/2022 - 11:27

Grants made available by Essex County Council to create safe spaces which are free to the Essex public this winter.

Community groups and Parish and Town Councils across Essex are being urged to apply for grants of up to £1,000 to help them provide warm and welcoming spaces for residents this winter.

Essex County Council (ECC) has today (Friday 21 October) launched its Community Winter Warmth and Welcome Spaces Fund.

The £100,000 fund offers grants of up to £1,000 so organisations can create new spaces or activities, or extend their existing services.  

Retrofit providing new opportunities for Essex residents and businesses

Fri, 28/10/2022 - 11:52

Two pilot schemes running in Essex thanks to £703k funding from UK Community Renewal Fund.

Residents and businesses are being given the opportunity to train in Retrofit via fully funded courses, thanks to Essex County Council (ECC).

Retrofitting is the process of adding new technology or features to homes in order to make them more energy efficient.

This can play an important role in helping to reduce Essex’s Co2 emissions and supporting the county’s journey towards becoming net zero.

Funding available to help community groups and schools take action on climate change

Thu, 20/10/2022 - 13:32

Community groups and organisations encouraged to apply for Climate Action Challenge Fund.

Applications are open for funding of up to £20,000 to help support voluntary and community organisations in tackling climate change in Essex.

E-cargo bike scheme launched by PACE Manningtree

Thu, 13/10/2022 - 15:22

Practical Actions for Climate and the Environment (PACE) Manningtree is one of many organisations which has successfully applied for funding from Essex County Council’s Climate Action Challenge Fund

PACE Manningtree has received funding for two projects. The first project is an E-cargo bike scheme, and the second project is the development of a booklet on how people can reduce their carbon footprint.

Essex tree-planting project wins prestigious green award

Wed, 05/10/2022 - 14:39

Cllr Peter Schwier and Essex Forest Initiative lead Tom Moat plant trees as part of the award-winning campaign to make Essex greener.

The Essex Forest Initiative has won a prestigious Green Apple Environment Award, as part of a campaign to reward and promote environmental best practice around the world.

Essex County Council’s (ECC) initiative is a five-year project that involves planting 375,000 trees across the county. It is now in its third year and has already planted 143,059 trees.

DigiGo service expands after passenger feedback

Thu, 29/09/2022 - 16:02

Residents to benefit from a larger service area for new on-demand electric minibus service, DigiGo.

Following feedback from passengers and local residents, DigiGo has expanded its service area.
The changes came into effect Thursday, the 22nd of September 2022.

Lighting the way to Net Zero at TCP

Mon, 26/09/2022 - 15:46

Headquartered in Maldon, Essex and with depots in Coventry, Leeds, Exeter and Scotland, Taylor Construction Plant (TCP) Group offers rental and sales of construction equipment across the UK.  

After being founded 30 years ago as a plant supplier, TCP has expanded over the years and now provides sustainable plant solutions through its new division called TCP ECO. Alongside the selling and rental of a comprehensive hydrogen-powered product range, TCP also manufactures the world’s first low-energy, hydrogen-fuelled LED lighting tower.

Councillors visit latest solar installation

Fri, 23/09/2022 - 12:53

Installation at Hadleigh Country Park is part of a long-standing Essex County Council project to install solar panels across the county.

Councillors from Essex County Council and Castle Point Borough Council visited Hadleigh Country Park where solar panels have recently been installed.

Essex County Council (ECC) councillors Peter Schwier, Graham Butland and Mark Durham were joined by Castle Point Borough Council councillors Jillian Reeves, Jacqui Thornton and Andy Thornton during the visit.

White Dragon Activity Centre hits the bullseye with Green Skills training

Tue, 20/09/2022 - 16:01

Based in beautiful woodland in Bures, North Essex, White Dragon Activity Centre offers fantastic workshops in archery, axe throwing and bushcraft training. The local business has been praised for equipping future generations with green skills through its sustainable activities.