At last night’s Pride of Shropshire Awards we came second! …or third… Anyway, we didn’t win, but frankly we were delighted to have made it to the final three in the Environmental award category, given that what we do isn’t exactly sexy. The winners in our category were a group who as well as running a little steam railway have planted a lot of trees and developed lots of woodland walks as well as planning to install low energy and PV stuff, so our congratulations to them (and let’s hope they run the trains on wood).
Chairman Jon Cooke, in a message to all members, said “We were the only group of our kind to be there and as such were recognised to be winners. Being a finalist was a public recognition by the judges of the value of the work you all do. It has done much to raise our profile for we were rubbing shoulders with the good and the famous of Shropshire. Well done to you all.”
And so the work goes on. Inspired by today’s announcement that the government is looking for a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020 instead of the 20% we were committed to, we will shortly begin a street by street campaign with new publicity material which we hope will see a steady stream of new requests for home energy visits. We have just begun much closer working with the Town Council to support them in their efforts to meet their 10:10 commitment and a number of exciting activities have been planned to further raise our profile and importantly generate some much needed income. So, thanks to John Bacon for nominating us, and we’ll keep on trying to do our bit to make energy saving cool in an ever warming world.