About this group
STASTON-1 is a community group newly formed to put together a bid for funding to provide sustainable energy for the group of community buildings clustered together at Fir Lane.
Steeple Aston has a number of well used community buildings, Village Hall, Sport and Recreation Centre, Pre-School which could benefit from the generation of solar electricity from photo voltaic panels installed centrally on the south facing roofs.
The project will include the stripping of the roof of the Sport and Recreation Centre and installing high quality insulation before re-battenning and re-tiling. It is intended to re-use the existing tiles in so far as this is possible. At present this building's roof is not insulated so that will be a major improvement in the heat lost and this building's carbon footprint. The next stage is to install photo voltaic panels on the roofs of the three adjacent buildings. The feasibility study confirms that this project is viable and would be of considerable and lasting benefit.
There will be many benefits, should we be able to carry out this project - a sustainable electricity supply for the group of community buildings, which will also benefit in the longer term through the feed-in tariff from the revenue from surplus energy exported to the National Grid. We will also have the satisfaction that we are considerably lessening the commercial energy usage of the buildings used and supported by the village by generating local energy for local use, a significant step towards Steeple Aston becoming a Sustainable village.
Many people regularly use these buildings, indeed the whole surrounding complex. Parents and children, clubs and societies, and this would benefit them all. If everyone joined up to support this bid we would be in with a chance to do something very positive for the village, and for the environment, and that has to be worthwhile!
We are now in the second round! This is exciting news and it means that every new supporting vote is really worthwhile. Anyone from anywhere can support our bid, spread the word!