The Annual General Meeting of Southern Staffordshire Community Energy Ltd will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 19th June in the Lichfield Room at Wade Street Church, Lichfield, WS13 6HL. Doors will be open from 7pm.
Election of Directors
Notice is also given of the election of Directors: two of the existing Directors are retiring according to the society’s Rules, but both are seeking re-election. However, the Board is keen to increase the number of Directors, and would encourage members, particularly any with a background in law, finance, marketing or media, to consider whether they might be able to contribute to the running of their society in this way. Members can nominate themselves for election or can nominate another member with their permission, using the Nomination for director form. Full details of how to submit nominations are given on the form, and nominations should be returned by midnight on Thursday 12 June at the latest.
The Directors are recommending a change to the name of the Society, and the adoption of a revised set of rules to enable the Society to undertake further projects by enabling it to establish Special Project Funds. In addition the Directors are recommending that a Special Project Fund be established to include the current St Giles Hospice and Whittington Village Hall PV projects. Rules of SSCE proposed at 2014 AGM. Explanatory notes can be found in the AGM agenda.
Chase Community Solar Presentation
The formal meeting will be followed by a presentation on the proposed establishment of a new Community Benefit Society – Chase Community Solar Ltd – to take forward the installation of solar PV on the roofs of Council properties in Cannock Chase District. This will include an invitation to members to consider investment in a Pioneer Share Issue to fund the development of this exciting new project.
SSCE is delighted to be partnering GEN Community (another Community Benefit Society) in the delivery of a new Community Energy project. The project will fund the installation of solar photovoltaic panels on the roofs of around 20 schools across Staffordshire. It is also projected to provide a fair return to shareholders and the establishment of a Community Fund which SSCE will manage and distribute on GEN Community’s behalf to fund local energy projects in the Staffordshire area.
Panels have already been installed on the Friary School in Lichfield and Millfield School in Tamworth. Other schools which are expected to benefit from the scheme are The Willows Primary in Lichfield; Chase Terrace Technology College, Erasmus Darwin Academy, Holly Grove Primary in Burntwood, and Greysbrooke Primary in Shenstone. Four other schools in Tamworth should also benefit as will schools in Cannock, Stafford and other parts of Staffordshire.
Solid Wall Insulation
Many homes in this area are of solid wall construction. Solid wall homes are often poorly insulated and lose a high proportion of their heat through the walls.
To help residents of Lichfield to understand more about solid wall insulation, Southern Staffordshire Community Energy were asked by Lichfield District Council to commission a video showing how it works and how to identify a solid wall property. View video here.
If you live in a solid wall property and would like further help on insulating it, or to request a free energy survey, please contact Kate Sadler on 07565 963282 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org.