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  • What are the benefits of Whalley Hydro?

    It will: generate green electricity. contribute to energy security, helping us to be more resilient in the face of problems of energy supply. contribute to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and carbon emissions. be owned and run by local people as a social enterprise. provide income which will be distributed locally to increase renewable energy supplies e.g. for community buildings and people in fuel poverty. be available for parties of school children to visit where ...

    Posted at 21/11/2013 | By : | Categories : News / Blog | 0 Comment
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  • Guardian showcases Whalley Hydro share offer

    The Guardian Online has an article on the share offer at

    Posted at 09/11/2013 | By : | Categories : News / Blog | 0 Comment
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  • Whalley Hydro is a social enterprise

    Whalley Hydro is a social enterprise which is a business: with a social purpose or purposes. achieving the social purpose(s) by trading in the marketplace. holding assets and wealth in trust for community benefit. democratically involving members of its constituency in the governance of the organisation. accountable to a defined constituency and to the wider community as an independent organisation. Whalley Hydro’s goals include reducing carbon emissions, assisting in adaptation to low carbon living and increasing energy security in Whalley and ...

    Posted at 04/02/2013 | By : | Categories : News / Blog | 0 Comment
  • 600 years of water power in Whalley

    The weir is an important part of Whalley’s conservation area. Whalley Hydro has undertaken to maintain it in order to continue its historic use in harnessing the power of the river. The Cistercian monks who built the weir on the River Calder at Whalley 600 years ago were noted for their hydraulic engineering. They diverted water from the weir down the still existing mill race for the newly built abbey. In 1837 this mill race was ...

    Posted at 31/01/2013 | By : | Categories : News / Blog | 0 Comment
  • Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)

    The Enterprise Investment Scheme is an HM Revenue & Customs scheme which enables tax relief to investors of 30% of the cost of the shares. It is designed to help small startups like ours to raise finance. Shareholders must pay enough tax to cover the reliefs and retain their investments for three years to benefit from the tax reliefs. Investors can choose to treat their subscription for EIS shares as if made in the previous ...

    Posted at 23/11/2012 | By : | Categories : News / Blog | 0 Comment
  • Whalley Flood Committee

    Whalley Hydro director Tim Ashworth attended a meeting of the Calder Vale representatives of Whalley Flood Committee Saturday 15th September. The Flood Committee was formed after the June flood when the River Calder overtopped its banks and caused extensive damage to properties in the village. The meeting gave an opportunity to explain the hydro project in some detail and to reassure those present that the scheme cannot in any way increase the threat of flooding in ...

    Posted at 26/09/2012 | By : | Categories : News / Blog | 0 Comment
  • What local support is there?

    Local support for the scheme has been overwhelmingly positive. There is widespread understanding of the need for sources of renewable energy to increase local resilience. More detail in the FAQ section.    

    Posted at 15/08/2012 | By : | Categories : News / Blog | 0 Comment
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