Hedgehog Street (PDF)
One Tonne of CO2 (PDF) Photos of the Installation (PDF)
Recently launched – an amazing set of walks around Chalford. Great for those autumn rambles visit https://chalcan.org.uk/walking-2
Take a Climate Walk (PDF)
Air Source Heat Pumps
On 30th September the Energy Action Group of ChalCAN held an information evening on Air Source Heat Pumps at Chalford Village Hall.
Zoe, from Cotswold Energy Group gave an excellent general presentation on how heat pumps work, installations and finance etc. This was followed by a presentation from Liam, a member of ChalCAN, who had a heat pump installed in January. This perspective hopefully offered some insight into personal experiences, from the moment the gas boiler failed, through the discovery that a heat pump is a viable alternative (even in an old house…and without underfloor heating or huge radiators), to installation. After the presentations, the audience had a good opportunity to ask lots of questions, which turned into a valuable discussion of all aspects of heat pumps including Ground Source Heat Pumps too. See Heat-Pump-Article (PDF) and ChalCAN Case Studies (PDF). Do contact us if you would like more information or to visit a working example.
67 bus service replaces 61
67 bus timetables available from the Parish Centre or here (PDF)
A circular wildlife trail 10 km long through Chalford Parish with information boards at Abnash Bank, France Lynch Pleasure Ground, Parish Bank, Middle Hill Spinney and Meadow, and Frith Wood.
Maps and info here….or pick up a leaflet from the Parish Centre or village shop.
We have compiled a list of volunteering roles ranging from helping with Frith Wood to writing articles for social media. You can see the list of positions here Volunteering Roles and if you would like further information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a Seed Guardian Mentor
The Stroud Community Seed Bank is looking for a Seed Guardian Mentor based in Chalford to help them set up a seed bank there. See Local Seed Bank – Mentor Role Description (PDF) Do email email@example.com if you would like to get involved
ChalCAN is on Instagram! follow us at @chalford.can
Thursday 28th October. 7.30-9.30pm Methodist Church Hall, Chalford GL6 8EN. A Wind Energy Information Evening. Featuring Dr Andrew Henderson – an offshore wind expert – and Ron Colyer of the Westmill Windfarm Coop. More details here Wind Energy Evening (PDF). Free entry but small donation towards hall hire would be appreciated.
Friday 26th November, 7pm Chalford Sports and Social Club. Chalford after COP’26- How we can do our bit. An opportunity to come together to share ideas about how we can work together in the community to address climate and environmental issues. A short presentation on carbon emissions in the Parish will be followed by discussions about what we can all do, and what the priorities for ChalCAN should be for the coming year of action. We’d like to hear from as many people as possible, so please do come along, whether you’d like to participate with your own ideas, or just listen to find out more about the issues.
More events with dates and times will be posted here in due course.
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Do you already have some awareness of climate change but nothing much more? The ‘Climate Walk’ can show you how the choices you make can have a real impact on the climate and on society.
The walk can be run physically or virtually. It is designed for small groups of 4 or 5, either recruited at a fair or similar event or split from a larger group.
Each group takes a ‘walk’ to five stopping points of a few minutes each to discuss the possibilities and implications of:
Changing personal behaviour such as giving up flying or going vegan
Local initiatives such as wind turbines
Government action such as an individual ‘carbon ration’
Natural ‘tipping points’ such as methane leaking from permafrost
Technologies such as carbon capture
(If time is limited then a stopping point can be omitted).
Each stopping point sets difficult choices and these choices are scored to yield one of three possible climate futures for 2100 – which of course range from the good to the disastrous!
For more details contact Peter Wormington on 0789 0940938 or firstname.lastname@example.org