Below is a selection of some of SENS projects from past years:


Staveley Green Travel Initiative (GTi). SENS  worked with South Lakes Action on Climate Change (SLACC) and other partners to run Staveley GTi during 2009, with some events also held during 2010, 2011 and 2012.

2009 Downloads from the Staveley Green Travel Initiative, an innovative community led smarter travel choices project. All the 2009 project information to download as a PDF.
Project Report
GTi Booklet
Individual Travel Marketing Information Sheet
Customised Staveley Bus/Train Information
Events Poster

Energy and Buildings

Community Land Trusts Andy Lloyd from the Cumbria Rural Housing Trust gave a talk to SENS in Spring 2013 about Community Land Trusts. Download the PPT slides here.

SENS LEAF community home energy project
SENS won funding from the Department for Energy and Climate Change for a project which ran Jan-March 2012. You can download the project completion report here.

It included:

Watch SENS short video on how to install a chimney balloon using the link below:

Burning Wood Well Workshop All welcome. Tuesday 21st February 2012, 7.30pm at the Institute Room in Staveley Village Hall. A workshop presented by Cumbria Woodlands looking at processing and storing firewood, burning wood well and the Renewable Heat Incentive. Hosted by SENS.

Photovoltaics to generate electricity from the sun – Mon 19th Sept 2011. Ever wondered what the costs and benefits really are of installing solar panels on your roof? This evening will cut through the hype and visit a couple of houses in the village that have recently installed solar panels. The owners will be on hand to explain how much it all cost, how much they are saving on bills and earning through selling their electricity and maybe help you to decide whether it might be worth it for you. For more information contact Alastair Muir on 821459

Solar heating – Sue has a list of installers who presented at a meeting in Kendal promoting solar thermal – contact Sue for more information, and also if you want to borrow a book on how to make your own!

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Staveley Community Land Trust

In 2015 a small Steering Group was established to investigate the actions needed to set up a CLT, and how it would be structured to best serve the needs of the parishes of Staveley, Ings and Kentmere. It worked with the parish council on what steps need to be taken initially and had introductory discussions with the National Park planners. It secured a start-up grant which enabled the Steering Group to get some project management support from the Cumbria Rural Housing Trust.

It produced a Housing Needs survey to clarify what the real need is in the community today and held an ‘Open Day’ at the Staveley Carnival in 2015 to look at the varied assets that the parishes already have, and what potential there is to develop these further.