Wyre Forest’s first Green Halls Show has been hailed a great success by people who are responsible for running some of the area’s best-known community halls and churches.
Wyre Forest Council organised last week’s event in partnership with St George’s Church and Transition Kidderminster to demonstrate what can be done to make communal buildings more energy efficient.
Around 40 delegates took the opportunity to talk to experts in green energy water supplier advisors, Wyre Forest District Council’s Conservation Officer, and Fair-trade specialists.
The event was hosted by St George’s Church which has already undergone an energy-saving transformation and included a number of speakers including technical experts and people who have made community buildings more efficient including a representative from Rock Village Hall.
Councillor Sally Chambers, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Well-being and Housing said:
“The event was a great success and the feedback has been extremely positive. People appreciated the technical advice and practical tips and really enjoyed hearing about the experiences of those who have already taken action and are reaping the benefits.”
Delegates will now group together and share their good practice with those who are about to start adopting more energy efficient equipment into their community hall or church.
Transition Stratford also plan to host a similar event in the future following the success of this event.
Picture shows:(L-R) Elaine Halford-Bishop, Health & Sustainability officer at Wyre Forest District Council, Reverend Hugh Burton, from St George’s Church, Richard Timney from Community First, Mark Boulton from Stratford Methodist Church and Elaine Barbour representing Fairtrade.