Warmer Crowhurst Clean Energy Project

Crowhurst Parish Council has been awarded a £40,000 grant from the Rural Community Energy Fund. Thanks to this grant, Crowhurst can now develop a community-wide plan to help tackle high energy bills and make its homes warmer.

The grant funded initiative is called the ‘Warmer Crowhurst Clean Energy Project’. It will investigate how village residents can be provided with affordable, reliable, clean heat to help reduce carbon emissions in line with the village’s Net Zero targets.

The project will start on 15th October. The village energy report, which will summarise where we are and what we need to do, will be completed by 15 January 2022.

Kate from Energise Sussex Coast signing Crowhurst residents up for a home survey as part of the project. Taken at the project launch event.

Energise Sussex Coast secured the grant, and will work with Brighton & Hove Energy Services Co-operative (BHESCo) and RINA (an international energy consultancy), along with the support of Crowhurst Parish Council.

Every household will be invited to complete an energy questionnaire, by the end of October (and one address will receive £200, in a prize draw).

Additionally, the Warmer Crowhurst team are carrying out some initial external surveys around the village. To further this work, they would also like 50 homes to sign up for a heat analysis of their property. This will be at no cost to them and will take 2 hours. It will provide vital information for the project about how much heat their homes need and what opportunities there are for energy efficiency and improved heating systems.

Thank you to everyone who is participating in the Warmer Crowhurst Clean Energy Project.