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Thank you for your interest and support in this community project and the Alvington Turbine Community Resilience Fund. The society has set up this web page to ensure that the most current information is accessible to both society members and others within the local community to ensure consistency in both the information released and the timing of updates.

PROJECT OUTLINE

The 500KW Community Wind Turbine at Alvington is owned and operated by Resilient Energy Alvington Court Renewables (REACR), a Community Benefit Society registered with the Financial Conduct Authority.

The turbine was installed on 24th November 2015 with commissioning completed in early January 2016. The turbine is generating clean, green electricity in line with expectations and is well placed to deliver against the society’s social aims over the turbine’s operational lifetime. These include the Alvington Turbine Community Resilience Fund which provides grants to help address current needs and future challenges in the host community of Alvington, Aylburton and environs. Go to the June Update for more details of the fund and a link to the Application Form. Check out the September Update for details of the latest grant recipients.

The society is committed to making a positive difference locally in addition to the environmental benefits directly associated with the generation of renewable energy.

ADVISORY PANEL VACANCY

There is a current vacancy on the Advisory Panel for the Alvington Turbine Community Resilience Fund which meets twice a year to assist the society in deciding the allocation of community funds at each round.  Any resident of Alvington or Aylburton who is interested in joining the panel may apply directly using the online application form (just 4 questions to answer) in the tabs at the top of the page. The deadline for receipt of applications is 15th September 2019.

Press Release: 3 May 2019


Resilient Energy Alvington Court Renewables adds a second wind turbine to its community owned renewables portfolio through the acquisition of Resilient Energy Great Dunkilns
 (St Briavels).  Both turbines generate clean, green electricity to help meet local demand, whilst also benefitting the local community.

REGD was founded by community minded St Briavels farmer Anthony Cooke and The Resilience Centre, a Woolaston based social purpose business focused on responding to  the climate emergency we are facing & helping to build resilience in society. REGD was TRC’s first community renewable energy project and was the impetus for TRC’s replicable UK and European award winning ‘Resilient Energy’ community model. …

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Updates

Spring 2019

Alvington Turbine Community Resilience Fund Update

Resilient Energy Alvington Court Renewables (REACR) has made the following grants to support projects which help address current needs and future challenges in Alvington, Aylburton and environs and so build community resilience.

A total of £12,710 to Alvington Parish Council

  • £10,560 (in separate grants for Phases 1,2 and 3) towards a proposal for a new multi-purpose community centre and sports pavilion at Alvington Recreation Ground. The funding has supported conceptual drawings, public exhibitions/community engagement/option analysis, and preparation of planning application and building regs application documents. The parish council is now at a stage where third party grant funding can be sought.
  • £1,750 towards installation of Pocket Park play equipment creating a new play area at Garlands Road with facilities for younger children in the community who are currently underserved and additional play facilities at Alvington Recreation ground near the wind turbine. The project is part of a larger project supported by the Parish Council which has been successful in securing leverage of additional public funding for the community to implement it.
  • £200 towards new junior goal posts on the Alvington Recreation ground, for use by Lydney Youth Football.

£300 to Alvington Bell Ringers to improve teaching space within the bell tower so that more local people can be trained to expand this tradition in Alvington and elsewhere in the district, reconnecting young and old in the community through shared activity.

£2,410 was also allocated to Aylburton Parish Council in early 2018, towards speed calming measures on the A48 through the village, subject to provision of additional information. As the details (including the findings of traffic surveys carried out) are yet to be provided, in accordance with the fund criteria the ring fenced allocation was returned to the fund at the last round for reallocation to other projects able to proceed. The Advisory Panel remains supportive in principle and has encouraged the Parish Council to resubmit an application for consideration alongside other applicants at a future six monthly funding round.

Previous grants distributed from the Alvington Turbine Community Resilience Fund include;

£2,750 to Woolaston School, towards the purchase and installation of a new Audio Visual resource which is also accessible as a community resource for other groups who utilise the school hall.

£4,750 to Aylburton Village Hall and Playing Field, towards the replacement of play equipment on the Aylburton Playing Field in order to meet necessary ROSPA approval requirements.

£500 to St Andrews Church Alvington, towards the repair and overhaul of the church clock, a valued community asset on a building of heritage interest.

The next deadline for receipt of applications to be considered in the next funding round is 31st July 2019 (and 6 monthly thereafter). Applications should be made using the online form.

Alvington PC grants – L to R, Tom Lockyer (parishioner and community volunteer), Chris Shill (parishioner and community volunteer), Andrew Clarke (REACR Director), Richard Heys (Vice Chairman, Alvington Parish Council), Chris Miles (Parish Councillor), Lisa Chidley (Parish Councillor), Meg Humphries (Clerk to Parish Council), Alan Haslam (Chairman, Alvington Parish Council), Heather Rogers (REACR Director), and Sue Clarke (REACR Director).
Alvington Playing Field grant – L to R Sue Clarke (REACR Director), Heather Rogers (REACR Director), Jean Williams (Trustee, Aylburton Village Hall & Playing Field) Bob Berryman (Chairman, Aylburton Village Hall & Playing Field).