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Community Solutions

What are Community Solutions?

Community solutions are a range of case studies and 'How-To' guides detailing how some communities have developed solutions to improve certain issues they had.

How can you help?

We realise that there are many different solutions to each issue an area may face. We need you to contact us and let us know how your community has made improvements to their local area. We can then add this to the case studies or create a 'How-To' guide. In addition to letting us know how you have made improvements you can tell people about this area of the website or request some marketing cards that you can hand out. Please contact the Council on the details below if you can help.

Case Studies

As part of the information contained within the Community Solutions package, the case studies below set out a series of challenges that our communities face and are overcoming with help from a range of partners.

We will add more case studies as we work with our communities to solve local issues. However, we welcome ideas and solutions from other areas that we can launch on this site. The more information we have, the more use it will be to communities throughout the country.

How-To Guides

Below are a number of 'How-To' guides which provide useful information on how communities can develop certain projects. Please get in contact with the Council if there are any particular 'How-To' guides that you think would be useful.

Community issues/solutions
Renewable Energy
Description

There is a growing need for the country and indeed the world to reduce its reliance on generating energy from fossil fuels. Renewable energy solutions provide the potential to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels but also for communities and individuals to be financially rewarded for generating their own power. There are two case studies below: The first case study focuses on a community group who are helping install photovoltaic panels (PV) on community buildings in order to reduce their carbon footprint and as a means of generating an income that can be used for other community projects. The second case study focuses on a community that are trying to develop their own anaerobic digestion plant which will have significant environmental benefits and financial benefits to the community it will be located in. To find out more, please have a look at the case studies below.

Date18/07/2011

For further information

  • Contact: Senior Communities Officer
  • Email: Communities.Team@eden.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01768 212268
  • Address: Communities Team, Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG
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