BEN Open Meeting July 2018 – review

Celebrating 5 years of the Bristol Community Strategy for Energy 40 people turned up during Community Energy Fortnight on a sweltering World-Cup qualifying match day in July, phew! Iris Partridge, our host at Easton Community Centre, started with an overview of the Bristol Community Strategy for Energy – how it came about 5 years ago, … Continued

BEN Open Meeting April 2018 – review

            Held at the SouthBank Centre in Dean Lane on the 17th April we started with an update about the fantastic work of our co-hosts Bedminster Energy Group, including their MakeYourHomeEco Summer workshops. Next, we carried out an asset mapping activity of Bristol to encourage people to think more widely and look … Continued

4 Oct 2017: What does community energy need to thrive?

On 4 October 2017 we met at FaithSpace in Redcliffe to talk about what community energy needs to thrive, including what resources we need and what policies are relevant locally. The discussion was in the context of the 5-year anniversary of the Community Strategy for Energy, which is coming up next year. We wanted to start thinking … Continued

25 Jan 2017: Setting the Scene for 2017

On 25 January we kicked off the year with our event ‘Bristol community energy: Setting the scene for 2017’. The meeting was attended by around 25 members and friends old and new, including Bristol Energy Co-operative, Friends of the Earth Bristol, North Bristol Advice Centre and Groundwork. In the first part of the meeting everyone shared their … Continued

Notes 6 July 2016

We held our BEN open meeting in Lockleaze on 6 July, titled Putting Communities at the Heart of Bristol’s Energy System. Read the meeting notes: 6 July 2016 notes Putting Communities at the Heart of Bristol

Notes from 4 May 2016 BEN meeting

Thanks to everyone who came to our meeting this week at the Kuumba Centre. We had some great discussions about values, partnerships and how we can organise meetings that make people feel welcome and able to participate. We’ll be sharing notes very soon. Thanks also to Surplus Supper Club for the delicious food! You can … Continued

Notes 3 Feb 2016 BEN meeting

The first, and very engaging, meeting of the year was held at The Station in the Centre of Bristol.   Notes-from-3-Feb-2016-event


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