Beat the January blues with the Transition Dartmouth Park January Give & Take. Bring along any presents and other items to exchange, and take away some- thing you prefer.
What kind of things should I bring?
good books, plants, nice toys and clothes that are in top condition, or home made jams and chutneys
How does it work?
Exchange your ‘gifts’ for dried beans (currency) and use them to ‘buy’ an item to take home with you.
Followed by a presentation of current Transition Dartmouth Park projects: setting up a community energy company, and our local food growing initiative. This will be followed by an open ideas session on your ideas for 2015.
There will also be fun craft activities for kids, and a tea and cake stall.
Sunday 11th January, 2pm-4pm
Highgate Library Civic and Cultural Centre, Croftdown Road, NW5
Welcome to Power Up North London’s first newsletter!
Back in April, Transition Kentish Town, Transition Tufnell Park and Transition Dartmouth Park joined forces to hold a meeting proposing a community renewable energy project. The aim was to consider how we can generate clean, renewable energy in our area and use any income created to benefit the local community. The meeting had a fantastic turn out and since then a core group of volunteers have come forward to work on making this proposal a reality.
The core group has looked at the various energy sources and organisational structures this community project could incorporate. Overall, the group has decided that installing solar panels on a large community or commercial building would be the most suitable option for a first project, as there are established successful models of community owned solar in London, and these projects can generate income to fund future energy efficiency or generation projects in our community.
We are currently looking for a suitable location and have begun to speak to local businesses and owners of other large buildings who have potential roof space. We want the project to be in the local area so that the local community see the benefits. If you have any ideas for potential locations for a rooftop solar array, please get in touch as we’d like to be speaking to as many people as possible in this early stage.
Power Up North London is seeking an accountant or someone with a financial background to act as our treasurer. If you are interested in the project and willing to give an hour or two a week, please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Our next major challenge is finding a partner who shares our vision and has suitable roof space for a solar installation. We will also be continuing our research into grant applications and other funding options. When we have a potential project in place we will look to establish ourselves as a community benefit society (BenCom) or similar, for which we will need to appoint a few official board members including a treasurer.
We’d love to hear from you!
While there are a small group of us working on the logistics of this project we want it to remain a community- wide initiative open to everyone. Please share this newsletter widely with those you feel will be interested and don’t hesitate to get in touch with questions and recommendations.
All the best,
Power Up North London