Chale Community Project, Energising Chale.

"People in Chale have always helped each other"

Our aims are:

  1. To reduce fuel costs
  2. To generate local employment opportunities
  3. To create a sustainable community

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First cutting-edge monitoring equipment installed in Chale 06 April '11

Professor Andy Stanford-Clark is a resident of Chale and is a Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor, and CTO of Sma...

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Final checks of properties 18 January '11

The first set of final checks have been undertaken to ensure that the air source heat pumps and solar PVs are working...

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Chale Community Project wins award for 'Environmental Bes... 25 November '10

The Chale Community Project has been presented with a Gold award for Environmental Best Practice & Sustainable Develo...

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Future Energy Event in Chale goes down a storm 15 November '10

In spite of the blustery weather this weekend, there was a good turnout when The Footprint Trust hosted one of its po...

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Old School Community Centre Project 03 November '10

The much-loved local primary school had to close its doors this summer as part of a restructuring of education on the...

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Phase One complete!...Phase Two now underway 15 October '10

Chale was celebrating last Saturday with an event to mark the successful completion of Phase One of the Chale Communi...

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Cause for celebration on Sat 9th October 27 September '10

With Phase 1 - the intensive renewables retrofit of 67 homes in Chale - of the Chale Community Project now almost com...

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First replacement Air Source Heat Pumps arriving in Chale... 02 September '10

It has just been confirmed that the first replacement air source heat pumps will arrive in Chale today. The units...

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Final Solar PV installations due to complete this week 26 August '10

Although windy conditions in Chale (something that Chale is renowned for!) have made the installation of solar PV pan...

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Ellen MacArthur opens Chale Show 08 August '10

At 1230 yesterday, Ellen MacArthur officially opened the Chale Show in front of the large crowd that had gathered aro...

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Recall of air source heat pumps 30 July '10

The project team has been informed that Mitsubishi Electric is implementing a product safety recall of some of its ai...

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More good news for Chale Trainees 29 July '10

The trainees, who are interested in pursuing careers in the renewable energy industry, recently attended the Isle of ...

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Getting the right mix of renewable technologies 16 July '10

Vincent Wedlock-Ward of South Wight Housing Association explains how the renewables technologies being installed in C...

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A good turnout for Chale Day 12 July '10

The Chale Community Project stand at Chale Day received a lot of visitors from all over the UK interested in the proj...

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Chale Community Project at Chale Day 11 July '10

From 1200 to 1600 today on the Green at Chale, we will be joining the annual Chale Day picnic and have a chance to gi...

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Scaffolding goes up for solar PV panels 24 June '10

Work has started on the installation of solar PV panels on the first two properties in Chale. The installation of sol...

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Triumphant Trainees earn BPEC Certificate in Renewable En... 23 June '10

Coupled with the English victory in South Africa, there is a double cause for celebration in Chale this evening. A...

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Chale Community Project features in Island Business magaz... 07 June '10

The Chale Community Project features in Island Business online magazine this month, as part of a showcase of the weal...

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A busy week in Chale! 28 May '10

Work has started in earnest on Spanners Close and the installation programme is expected to last about 16 weeks - the...

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Would you like the chance to own a Flip Camera? Here's ho... 21 May '10

For six months, we would like to follow the story of your household and see how you are getting on with the installat...

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2 places left on Training for Jobs programme! 14 May '10

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to find out more about working in the renewable technologies sector and be traine...

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Next Community Contacts meeting set for 8 June 08 May '10

A big thanks to the 12 people who have volunteered to be Community Contacts for this project. Community Contacts will...

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An evening with Ellen on Monday 26 April 26 April '10

Ellen will be speaking at the Annual Parish Meeting in Chale this coming Monday 26th April. The meeting is held at th...

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Sun shines for Chale Community Project launch event 19 April '10

Under a banner specially designed by the Chale Arts, Crafts & Sewing Club, the official start of the Chale Community ...

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First airsource heat pump installed in Chale 16 April '10

As the first work starts on the pilot project in Spanners Close, Ray and Lorraine Clark talk us through what is happe...

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Launch Celebration for Chale Community Project - Saturday... 31 March '10

Everyone is welcome to drop in for the Project launch party which is being held on Saturday 17th April from 1100 – 14...

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Painting the new Project HQ 29 March '10

A massive thanks to Shanni, Claire, Sue and Mark who painted the new Chale Community Project HQ! http://www.youtub...

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Footprint Trust visit to Chale CE Primary School 23 March '10

All the pupils and Mrs Wray and Mrs Nightingale at Chale CE Primary School gave the Footprint Trust a really warm wel...

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Creative talent in Chale! 16 February '10

A huge thank you to Ann Mortimer who responded to the call for a project logo and submitted the following artwork whi...

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Chale Community Project HQ 16 February '10

It may not look very exciting yet but this 40ft container will act as Project HQ for the first phase of the project –...

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First meeting about Chale Community Project 23 January '10

Chale CE Primary School kindly hosted a meeting so that all villagers could find out more about the Chale Community P...

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Special bus fare promotion for Chalers 23 January '10

A big thanks to local bus company Southern Vectis who are very keen to support this project and have kindly offered a...

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