Author Archives: Christabel Watts

CRUMBS Project in Southampton

CRUMBS (Co-ordinated re-use makes business sense) is a new project delivered in partnership between Southampton City Council and SCRATCH. The project aims to support Southampton SMEs in reducing waste, saving money and improving carbon emissions. So, if you are a local SME looking to pass on or pick up unwanted office furniture and equipment, or in the food […]

NEA Community Action Award Winner 2013-14

We are pleased to announce that we won an NEA Community Action Award for our affordable warmth work in Southampton, in partnership with Southampton City Council, Age UK Southampton, Society of St James Handy Person’s Service and other agencies in the Southampton Warmth for All Partnership. The award was presented to us last Wednesday by […]

NEW tEC Home Visit Service

We are now offering a new home visit service to Southampton residents*. This free and confidential home visit advice service focusses on keeping warm and saving energy at home. It is available to individuals or households, aged under 60, who are owner-occupiers or private tenants (we have a separate Money Matters scheme with Age UK […]

Energy Action North Hampshire Launch – 15th February

On 15th February Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council, in partnership with Hart District Council and Climate Energy will launch Energy Action North Hampshire, a project to reduce fuel poverty in the borough. This project will enable access to ECO funding to provide free home energy efficiency improvements in households where homeowners and private housing tenants […]

Southampton Fuel Poverty Event – Tuesday 11th February

On Tuesday 11th February Southampton City Council will be hosting an event for local community and voluntary groups about saving energy and keeping warm at home. The Environment Centre (tEC) will be there, will you? The aim of the afternoon will be to: “Raise your awareness of the impact of cold homes on health and what local solutions are available.” […]

Draught-proofing at the Repair Cafe

   Photo credit: Ann MacGillivray www.solutions-southampton.co.uk During November we held DIY workshops in conjunction with Transition Southampton and their Repair Cafe at SOS Hardware, in Bitterne Park Triangle. On Saturday 2nd November there was a ‘Sew and Save’ curtain-lining workshop, where people brought along their unlined curtains and we helped them make a cosy thermal lining for the curtains to keep […]

Cosy Homes Roadshow at the Friends Meeting House

   In October the Cosy Homes Roadshow visited the Friends Meeting House in Southampton. Working with Southampton’s Quaker Group we held public drop-in events on Tuesday 1st and Saturday 5th October, providing DIY advice and free draught-proofing materials, to help people get their home ready for winter. To see what events we have coming up, have […]

tEC at the Southampton Mela

On Saturday 13th July we had a stand at the Southampton Mela festival in Hoglands Park. We spent the day chatting to people about energy efficiency and grants or loans available for insulation and new boilers. We also gave away free DIY energy efficiency resources and materials as part of our Energy Action Southampton project. If you […]