The visitors were received by Cllr. Michael Smith, the Mayor of Woking and Councillor John Kingsbury the Leader of the Council,
The guests attended an extensive presentation given by ThamesWey Group Managing Director, John Thorp, explaining ThamesWey’s role in helping Woking Borough Council achieve its climate and sustainability goals.
A guided tour of the Woking Energy Station on Victoria Way (which provides heat and electricity to the town centre including the Civic Offices, Holiday Inn, H.G. Wells and other businesses) and the Albion Square canopy, was followed by a short tour of Oak Tree House, which (in association with Action Surrey) is Woking Borough Council’s demonstration property for energy efficiency and renewable technology, open to the public, to show a wide range of options available for energy saving in the home.
The work of the ThamesWey Group continues to attract interest from local governments, academic institutions and businesses from around the world. Particularly well regarded in South East Asia, recent visits hosted by ThamesWey have included delegations from Japan, Taiwan and Singapore, along with African interest shown by a delegation from Nigeria.
To find out more about the above organisations, please click on their names below:
Action Surrey offers advice to residents, schools and businesses on how to reduce energy and water consumption.
The Covenant of Mayors is the mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing to increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources on their territories.
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is the world’s leading association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development. ICLEI is a powerful movement of 12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities and urban regions, 450 large cities as well as 450 small and medium-sized cities and towns in 84 countries.