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

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.


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.

Hattingley vines     Hattingley cuvee

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.


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:




Co-operating for a greener Hampshire

Press Release – Co-operating for a greener Hampshire

Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-operative (HREC) held its first Members and Supporters meeting in Winchester this month.


Members and Supporters of HREC, a Co-operative for local renewable energy generation projects in Hampshire, were invited to attend a free evening at The United Church, Jewry Street, Winchester, where they had the opportunity to meet other supporters from around the County.


Like minded people of all ages, from all corners of Hampshire – from Fareham to Basingstoke, from Lymington to Andover – had the chance to learn about the Co-operatives aims, campaigns and recent activities, as well as quiz the seven Co-op Directors about future projects and long term aims.

 Hampshire Energy Supporters Meeting

After a detailed presentation about the Co-op’s activities to date there was constructive debate and discussion about possible future activities. A new communications and marketing team has been charged with updating the Co-op website, and it was unanimously agreed that the Co-op should remain focused on its primary objective of creating new renewable energy generation facilities in Hampshire.


Martin Heath, HREC Director, comments: “It was great to see so many new faces at our first members and supporters event. We were particularly impressed by the amount of enthusiasm amongst the membership for us to press forward with some of our smaller scale projects, as well as the high levels of continued and sustained support we have for the proposed Bullington Cross Wind Farm.”

Supporters Meeting Presentation

HREC was set up to create a range of renewable energy generation facilities throughout Hampshire. These facilities will be co-operatively run for community benefit. The Co-op also provides a valuable resource for all aspects of renewable energy.


HREC has to date focused on gaining support for the proposed Bullington Cross Wind Farm. HREC plans to own 10% of the wind farm under its community ownership scheme.  Currently more than 1,300 local residents have already emailed or written to local councils supporting the wind farm, with numbers growing steadily.


“It’s imperative for the future of the Co-op and green energy in Hampshire that we find more supporters,  members and volunteers join in with a variety of community events across the county this year, and interested parties are invited to contact us via our website www.hampshire-energy.co.uk.” continues Martin, “We would also welcome invitations from event organisers for us to exhibit at local events, give talks and presentations or run small workshops abut renewable energy.”


The Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-op Team will next be in Winchester on 22nd March drumming up support and signatures.

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