2015 Annual General Meeting

Our 2015 annual general meeting is to be held on

Thursday 19th November 7.30 pm.

At The Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB.

Doors will open at 7pm, the AGM will start prompt at 7.30pm.

We will cover the formal agenda:

Opening remarks
Chairman’s Report including next 12 months’ strategy
Treasurer’s Report including motion for audit arrangements
Election of new Directors
Guest speakers – Philip Wolfe, chairman of Community Energy England, and Anthony Woolhouse of West Solent Solar Co-op
General Discussion
AoB

Entrance will be by ticket only. If you’d like to attend please download a free ticket here.

Everyone is welcome to join us at the AGM, to meet us, find out about our plans for the next year and to listen to our brilliant speakers. Bring your friends too!

Please note however, that only members are able to cast a vote at the AGM.
If you’d like the opportunity to vote, then please sign up and pay your annual subscription on-line on our website before 19th November.

Exisiting members – If you have any items you’d like to see on the agenda please let us know at info@hampshire-energy.coop

We very much look forward to seeing you there.

HREC Team

Successful inaugural networking event

There was a fantastic turn out for HREC’s inaugural Corporate Networking Event on 15th September. Representatives of companies including Southern Water, The Forestry Commission and Future Solent joined us at Hattingley Valley Winery, near Alresford.

Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-operative (HREC) launched its series of networking events for businesses committed to sustainability and renewable energy in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. HREC aims to develop a network to provide opportunities for local businesses to get together and exchange ideas and also to demonstrate the importance of local businesses to Hampshire’s economy. HREC will hold 3-4 events a year at interesting venues around Hampshire.

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HREC wants local government, either directly or through agencies such as the LEPs, to develop policies that will increase renewable energy generation, reduce energy waste and encourage sustainable development. Consequently, HREC is involved in initiatives to create a more positive and supportive approach by local government.

HREC needs the support of local businesses operating in Hampshire that have a passion for renewables and community owned energy schemes and can help drive the energy revolution forward. Local businesses or those with interests in the county, are encouraged to join as Corporate Supporters.

The modest £250 annual subscription fee will entitle supporters to a profile on the HREC website, corporate branding on HREC communications, opportunity to influence HREC policy and direction, attendance at future Corporate Networking Events, regular email updates, as well as information about investment opportunities in local community-owned renewable energy schemes.

To get involved, please contact helen.jones@hampshire-energy.coop. We are also keen to hear from you as to how HREC can help your business and we would welcome feedback on your thoughts on how HREC could develop in the future.

HREC would like to extend thanks to the evening’s speakers, Jacob Leadley, Winemaker at Hattingley Valley and Anthony Woolhouse from the West Solent Solar Cooperative.

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HREC is very grateful to Hattingley Valley for hosting the event. For those that may be interested, it is possible to book tours of the winery and vineyard. For details contact tours@hattingleyvalley.co.uk.

 

HREC would also like to thank our first Corporate Supporters for their commitment and contribution to our future.

Become a Corporate Supporter

 

Photo credits: Rowbes Photography

 

 

Corporate Networking Event

Business owners and representatives are invited to join our very first Corporate Networking Event on Tuesday 15th September 2015, 18.30 to 20.30 at Hattingley Valley Winery. We’re delighted to be partnered at this event by the Winery, which is situated in the beautiful Hampshire countryside at Lower Wield.

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Our corporate networking event will provide a great opportunity for businesses to network and also find out more about Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-op (HREC), our objectives and investment opportunities in community based renewable energy. During the event there will be a chance to take a brief tour of the winery and to sample some premium English sparkling wine, all free of charge.

Please note that the event is open to sponsorship and as a sponsor you will have the opportunity to address the guests at the event, bring along corporate branding to display, have a corporate profile on our website and also be granted complimentary one year HREC Corporate Supporter status.

If you aware of any other businesses/groups who may be interested in the event, please feel free to invite them. However, spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Registration:

To register for the event, visit our Eventbrite page and fill in your details.

Getting there:

The easiest way to get to the vineyard by car is from Preston Candover:

  • Take the turning opposite the Purefoy Arms Pub in Preston Candover towards Lower Wield.
  • Follow the road straight for roughly 1.2 miles until you reach a fork at which point, take the left hand fork (sort of straight on) signed for Lower Wield and Yew Tree
  • You will reach a triangle after an additional 1.0 mile where you must stay right and immediately after this you will find the Hattingley Valley Winery immediately on your right hand side.

The best postcode for SatNav is: SO24 9AJ

If there is sufficient demand, there will be a minibus service transporting guests to and from Basingstoke Train station. Please email George Belfield (contact below) if you would like to use the minibus service.

Further Information:

If you would like to sponsor the event or have any further queries please contact us:

helen.jones@hampshire-energy.coop
george.belfield@hampshire-energy.coop

 

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