Frome Town Council has become one of the greenest local councils in the UK in recent years, and more is happening all the time. It has appointed an Energy and Recycling officer, Anna Francis, who is generally the contact for these projects. You can find out more at the Town Council website, or by following specific links below.
Solar Panels on the Cheese and Grain
The town council agreed to invest up to £90,000 of its reserves on the 80 solar PV panels installed on the roof of the Cheese and Grain in February 2012. The energy generated by the panels is used by the venue, with excess being exported to the National Grid.
An electric car charging point was installed at the Cheese and Grain in 2014 so that electric cars can now make use of the renewable energy.
The Carbon Countdown for schools
Working with FRECo, the town council has begun a programme to offer local schools a free energy audit of buildings and operations, alongside energy activities led by the students. The Carbon Countdown programme aims to save the schools money, as well as reducing carbon emissions.
Electric Car Club
An electric car club has now launched! There are vehicles parked at the Cheese and Grain and Frome Medical Practice. The scheme is being run by social enterprise Co-wheels. Sign up for more info and find out about pricing at the Co-wheels website.