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ThamesWey has launched a new project, Woking Energy Champions, through which vulnerable Woking residents living in hard-to-heat properties can receive funding to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of their home.
This week is Big Energy Saving Week, a national campaign to help people reduce their energy bills. Take a look at the projects ThamesWey is delivering to help people save money.
Things are happening on the Sheerwater estate as the long-awaited work begins on the Canalside regeneration that will transform the area and create a more vibrant and sustainable community. Here, we share our vision for what Canalside will look like – and be like to live in.
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.
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.
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.
This year Thameswey, through their Action Surrey project, have been offering free energy efficiency consultancy for SME businesses in the Woking Borough Council area.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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 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.
Keeping warm and saving money got a little easier this week for one Woking resident, thanks to a ‘Streets Ahead’ grant from Action Surrey.
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.
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.
A Bagshot resident has been awarded £3,500 towards making her home warmer and more energy efficient, through Action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ project.
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.
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.
A Camberley resident has been awarded £3,500 towards making his home warmer and more energy efficient, through Action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ project.
Since launching in the summer of 2014, Action Surrey’s ‘Streets Ahead’ project has managed to assist a number of non-cavity wall households
Thanks to Action Surrey, one happy resident in Waverley has been able to reap the benefits of installing solid wall insulation
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’s new project, Streets Ahead, was only launched in late August and has already gained a keen interest from residents in Surrey.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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’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 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.
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.