Our work in Central Bedfordshire
Community Energy South (CES) are working with Central Bedfordshire Council to take the first steps to develop the Community Energy Sector in their area and help them reach the targets in their comprehensive Sustainability Plan.
Launched in December 2022, CES have been engaging with the community to support those interested in or involved in community led renewable energy. In winter 2022/23, we held two online events for the community to find out more about community energy. We also offered training, business development and funding support.
New community energy groups in Central Bedfordshire
The first group to become incorporated as a Community Benefit Society is from the towns and surrounding parishes of Ampthill and Flitwick and is called Greensand Community Energy. They are looking to develop a range of decarbonisation projects with local schools, businesses, and individuals.
Next is Buzz Community Energy, forming in Leighton Linslade/Buzzard which includes the Parish of Billington. The team are looking for people with engineering and marketing or comms experience to join their team. They are developing a pipeline of projects starting with an exciting school roof solar project.
There are also groups forming around Houghton Regis, Potton and Fairfield. The Potton group will welcome interest from local groups and residents including Biggleswade and Sandy, Houghton Regis from Dunstable and surrounding parishes.
You don’t need to be an expert in renewable energy or have a degree in climate science to get involved, you just need to want more grassroots climate action where you live.
If you would like to be part of these groups and to find out more, please email Project Manager Kelly Dibbert.