VOTING IS NOW OPEN for our bid to win up to £12,000 from the MandS Energy Fund

Please support us in creating a warm community centre,

by voting for our project, in the M & S Energy Community Fund.

Herne & Broomfield Parish has been shortlisted to win £12,000 through the MandS Energy Community Fund – and we need your votes to help secure it.

Voting opened on 4th September 2017 – Please Vote for our project

The Fund was set up to support renewable energy projects and technologies across the UK.

Our renewable energy project is to install air source heat pumps, to provide energy efficient underfloor heating, for our new community centre.

The building has been designed to a high standard of excellence and of sustainable construction. This includes 10kw of integrated Solar PV tiles, to provide electricity for the kitchen and hall and power the efficient LED lights of the building, plus an energy free ventilation system will be installed.  Together these innovations will reduce the cost of running the centre and ensure that everyone can be comfortable inside and it will be suitable for people who may not cope well with the cold, like wheelchair users, elderly people and young children.

The new centre will be fully accessible to all, with facilities chosen after consulting our neighbours at Strode Park Foundation for Disabled People.

Malcolm Saunders, Head Teacher of Herne Junior School wrote about our hall “The village has been making do with an existing building, which, quite frankly, is not fit for purpose. It is poorly insulated and full of damp. Many of our parents refuse to send their children to events and activities on offer there, as they state that it is too cold in the winter months and that the essential facilities, eg. size of kitchen and toilets, are woefully inadequate. I also believe that it is not DDA compliant and would not meet the Equalities Act.”

Hundreds of people have helped us raise most of the money for the new building, which is now underway but we still need you to vote to help us get a grant.

So let’s all get together to make Herne Community Centre the most accessible and environmentally friendly building in Kent. Vote for our project to win.

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