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Swift action needed to save endangered birds
An urgent rallying cry has gone out to the people of Woking to help stop swifts disappearing from British skies by building nesting boxes. Thameswey is inviting residents to workshops where they can build a nesting box as part of the Swifts in Woking project which aims to reverse the decline of these iconic birds.
Greener, cleaner power for new town centre office building
The newly-refurbished Victoria Gate office building in Woking town centre is now running on Thameswey’s district heat and power network, earning it some impressive sustainability credentials.
Canalside: Transforming Sheerwater into a thriving sustainable community
Work has begun on Canalside, the long-awaited transformation of the Sheerwater area of Woking. The major regeneration project will breathe new life into the area and create many more much-needed homes, with a significant increase in affordable housing.
Woking SMEs benefit from Thameswey’s free energy consultancy
This year Thameswey, through their Action Surrey project, have been offering free energy efficiency consultancy for SME businesses in the Woking Borough Council area.
Grants of up to £4,000 available for LED lighting
Action Surrey, on behalf of Thameswey Sustainable Communities, is offering a grant of up to 1/3 of the installation costs towards an upgrade to LED lighting in community buildings.
Thameswey Housing launches energy efficiency programme for tenants
Thameswey Housing Limited, working with Action Surrey, is delighted to announce the launch of a large scale programme to improve the energy efficiency of rented properties.
Thameswey moving ahead with district energy network expansions
Work is underway to connect Woking’s newest office development to Thameswey’s heat, cooling and electricity networks. Victoria Gate, a major refurbished office building for Aviva, has been connected to the low carbon energy supplies generated at the town centre energy station in Victoria Way. The work has involved the installation of new district heat and […]
Thameswey funding programme helps vulnerable Woking residents improve their homes
Earlier this month Thameswey Sustainable Communities Ltd, through its county-wide energy efficiency programme – Action Surrey – opened up £64,000 of funding to the public to provide grants for home energy efficiency measures such as insulation, double glazing and replacement boilers.
Free Business energy consultancy in Woking
To help Woking Borough Council meet its sustainability targets, Action Surrey (funded by Thameswey Ltd) are offering free support for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Woking to reduce their energy costs and consumption. For eligible organisations, a business energy specialist will visit you and produce a comprehensive report on your current energy use […]
Powering Woking’s new landmark office development
Woking’s newest office building is to be connected to Thameswey’s district heating and cooling networks. Victoria Gate is undergoing extensive refurbishment and enlargement with the addition of a floor and roof terrace to create a major new landmark building. During 2017 Thameswey will be extending its district heating, cooling and private wire networks to supply […]
Action Surrey launch website to save energy
Thameswey Sustainable Communities Ltd’s project Action Surrey has just launched a new website to help local residents and organisations stay warm, reduce their energy costs, and reduce their environmental impact. As the county’s leading provider of energy saving advice, we are using the site to help people access approved contractors for energy saving property improvements […]
Thameswey £10k grant for a new church boiler
Last month, through a £10,000 grant from Thameswey’s Action Surrey project, St Mary of Bethany Church in Woking were able to replace their broken old boiler with a brand new efficient model. This will help make the church warmer and cheaper to run, as well as reducing their impact on the environment. Watch the video […]
Thameswey Central Milton Keynes eases stressed grid
Thameswey Milton Keynes has been highlighted as one of the UK’s “hidden” power stations, helping to ease the stress on the National Grid. In a recent press release by energy industry specialists Flexitricity, Thameswey was flagged as a good example of a generator that is helping to keep the country’s lights on. Using two gas CHP engines which […]
Living Well Week- Events in Woking
Monday 17 to Saturday 22 October This October, Woking Borough Council will host its third Living Well Week. Join Action Surrey where we will be providing advice about saving energy at the Money Matters free drop-in Tuesday 18 October, 11am to 2pm. Other financial advice will be available from a range of services at Woking […]
Thameswey run free energy education workshops
Thameswey Sustainable Communities has been delivering free educational workshops throughout the summer through the Low Carbon Communities project, to Woking’s youth groups, teaching them about how we use energy; how it’s made and how different types of energy generation affect the environment. These fun and interactive sessions have been well received by children and group leaders […]
Surrey Prepared – flooding and emergency advice for Surrey residents
Surrey County Council has worked with partners to launch the Surrey Community Resilience Partnership. The partnership will help communities build resilience and protect homes under the Surrey Prepared initiative. They have produced a booklet of tips and advice to help Surrey residents prepare for flooding and stay safe. Unfortunately flooding can and does happen in Surrey – in 2013 the […]
£50,000 allocated to Surrey’s community buildings
Thameswey Sustainable Communities Ltd is pleased to announce that it has now finished allocating £50,000 of funding from DECC to not-for-profit organisations such as charities, community centres or parish councils to reduce their environmental impact and make their buildings more comfortable to meet in.
Thameswey Housing Ltd opens exciting new affordable housing development – Greenwood House
Thameswey Housing Ltd unveils a new concept in affordable housing and living. Greenwood House is an exciting new development of 33, full furnished contemporary studio apartments, for rent designed exclusively for people working in and around Woking.
Old Woking resident awarded ‘Streets Ahead’ insulation grant
Keeping warm and saving money got a little easier this week for one Woking resident, thanks to a ‘Streets Ahead’ grant from Action Surrey.
Interactive Energy Map for Woking Town Centre
A new map is now available showing Thameswey’s heat, cooling and electricity networks in Woking Town Centre, along with information about the buildings connected to our district energy supplies.
Woking Residents can now get up to £10,000 for Insulation
Grants of £5,000 are already available to Surrey Residents for solid wall insulation but 20 Woking residents can get an extra £5,000 towards their install.
First Waverley resident to be awarded Streets Ahead grant
A Hindhead resident has been awarded over £2,000 towards making their home warmer and more energy efficient, through Action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ project.
Bagshot Resident awarded £3,500 grant for solid wall insulation
A Bagshot resident has been awarded £3,500 towards making her home warmer and more energy efficient, through Action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ project.
Redhill Resident awarded £3,500 grant for solid wall insulation
Robert Squibb of Earlswood Road, Redhill has been awarded over £4,000 towards making his home warmer and more energy efficient, through action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ project.
Great News! £5,000 grants available to insulate Park Homes
Action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ team are delighted to announce that Surrey residents living in park homes can now access £5,000 grants for solid wall insulation.
First resident in Surrey Heath awarded £3,500 grant for solid wall insulation
A Camberley resident has been awarded £3,500 towards making his home warmer and more energy efficient, through Action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ project.
How much warmer will your home be with solid wall insulation?
Since launching in the summer of 2014, Action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ project has managed to assist a number of non-cavity wall households
Action Surrey Podcast on Eagle Radio
Just before Christmas one of ‘Streets Ahead’ team was kindly invited by Eagle Radio in Guildford to come down and record a podcast for the Woking Community Media Hub.
Thameswey has the ‘Capacity’
Thameswey’s contribution towards keeping the lights on across the UK has been assured through successful participation in the first auction for the new Capacity Market.
Over 30 Green Deal Assessments Booked This Week!
This week alone (w/c 8th Dec) over 30 Surrey residents interested in solid wall insulation have had Green Deal Assessments booked through Action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ project.
Waverley resident benefits from solid wall insulation through Action Surrey
Thanks to Action Surrey, one happy resident in Waverley has been able to reap the benefits of installing solid wall insulation
First grants awarded through Streets Ahead
Action Surrey is pleased to announce that the first residents in Surrey have accepted their quotes for solid wall insulation through the Streets Ahead project, and are proceeding to having their insulation installed.
Woking and Milton Keynes Awarded Funding for Heat Network Expansion
Thameswey has helped Woking and Milton Keynes councils to successfully bid for government funding towards the development of new and extended heat networks.
Action Surrey ‘Streets Ahead’ in Insulating for Warmth and Energy Efficiency
Action Surrey’s new project, Streets Ahead, was only launched in late August and has already gained a keen interest from residents in Surrey.
New Interactive Map of Milton Keynes Heat Network
We have published a new interactive map of Thameswey’s heat network in Milton Keynes. The map also shows the heat demand of other buildings in Central Milton Keynes.
Renewable Heat Incentive
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the world’s first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat. The RHI pays participants of the scheme that generate and use renewable energy to heat their buildings.
Exclusive Surrey Green Homes Prize Draw Offer
Visit a Surrey Green Home on 17 & 18 May and enter into a free prize draw to win a limited number of Free Green Deal Assessments, worth £100*.
Surrey Green Homes – Booking Now Opens!
Booking is now open for Surrey Green Homes 21 inspiring Eco homeowners 2 days in May Throughout Surrey on 17 & 18 May, inspirational eco home owners are opening their doors to members of the public, to show how they have made their homes cheaper to heat and more comfortable to live in.
Surrey Wins Millions To Keep Homes Warm And Lower Energy Bills
Action Surrey, part of the Thameswey Group, working with Surrey’s local authorities, has been awarded £2.5 million to help deliver the Government’s Green Deal home energy efficiency improvement programme.
Just Announced – Up to 100% Funding For Loft and Cavity Wall Insulation
From April 1st 2014 the installation of Loft Insulation & Cavity Wall Insulation can be up to 100% funded* under the Energy Companies Obligation Scheme (ECO). This offer is applicable to all home owners and private tenants.
Action Surrey Takes Action in Climate Week 3- 9 March 2014
With the recent flooding effecting hundreds of homes across Surrey, even more so than ever, the issue of climate change is at the forefront of our minds. And with Climate Week just around the corner, there hasn’t been a more appropriate time for us to look at what we as individuals, and as an organisation […]
Green Deal cash-back boost. Claim yours now!
The government has announced more cash-back for residents who install energy efficiency improvements under the Green Deal scheme, with up to £4,000 being available for solid wall insulation.
Surrey Green Homes Needs You!
Surrey Green Homes weekend 17th – 18th May 2014 Action Surrey is looking for homeowners to take part in the Surrey Green Homes weekend 17 – 18 May. We are looking for inspiring homeowners across Surrey who are willing to open their doors to the public, to share their knowledge and experience about making their […]
RESCUE (Renewable Smart Cooling for Urban Europe) Project
RESCUE (Renewable Smart Cooling for Urban Europe) project aims to address the key challenges for the further development and implementation of district cooling using low and zero carbon emitting sources, thereby enabling local communities to reap the environmental and economic benefits of this energy efficiency technology.
Local Woking Resident Saves cash thanks to Action Surrey during Big Energy Saving Week – 27 to 31 January 2014
Action Surrey has helped a local Woking resident to save hundreds of pounds on his future energy bills, by assisting him to insulate his solid wall property in time for Energy Saving Week.
Thameswey featured in national press
Local authorities that are pioneering community energy have been reported in the Guardian, with Thamewey’s CHP energy stations on Woking and Milton Keynes quoted as leading examples of local authority investment in low carbon energy networks. Read the Guardian article in full.
Project FALCON gets off the ground
Thameswey is participating in a unique trial to investigate how changes in electricity use by businesses can help reduce the impact on Milton Keynes’ electricity network and the environment.
Thameswey was set up in 1999 to further Woking Borough Council’s energy and environmental objectives and to enable other local authorities, private companies and social enterprises to participate in schemes which provide energy efficiency and reduce their environmental impact.
Thameswey Joins Milton Keynes Low Carbon Living Programme
Thameswey has been invited by Milton Keynes Council to join a cross-sector partnership of organisations focusing on a range of initiatives relating to planning for a low carbon future in Milton Keynes.
Thailand Business Council Visit Thameswey
Thameswey recently hosted the Thailand Business Council for Sustainable Development (TBCSD) who were keen to learn about Woking and our work with low carbon energy technology. This was a study group tour and Delegates were entertained with a lecture, workshop and site visit.
C-Plan goes live in Yorkshire and Humberside
From 8th May 2013, C-Plan went live across local planning authorities in Yorkshire and Humberside. In a phased roll out, it will begin with 6 local planning authorities including Sheffield, Wakefield, Doncaster, Scarborough, Hambleton and Richmondshire in the first tranche of the roll out. The second tranche of the roll out will be following shortly.
Thameswey Solar Ltd – New Portal
Thameswey’s new Solar Portal has been launched to provide more detailed information about the solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays installed and operated by Thameswey. With over 1.8MWp of PV installed on 45 sites across the Borough of Woking, the portal provides real-time data and statistics on the renewable energy generated by our PV.
Thameswey welcomes Israeli Delegation
Thameswey recently welcomed a delegation of Israeli Mayors, local authority officers, company CEO’s and Vice Presidents who were on a tour of European cities to learn more about innovative local energy solutions, led by ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) in co-ordination with the Covenant of Mayors.
District energy connection is just the ticket for energy saving Network Rail
Thameswey Energy, the low carbon energy provider, has revealed its pivotal role in assisting Network Rail achieve an ‘Excellent’ rating for its new national headquarters building in the centre of Milton Keynes.