Retrofitting – learning for North Yorkshire

Friday 19th November

Swainby Church Hall, Church Lane, Swainby DL6 3EA


Climate Action Stokesley and Villages (CASaV) is very pleased to be able to host Jonathan Atkinson one of the Directors of Carbon Coop in Manchester to tell us about the award winning people powered retrofitting that they have set up in Manchester, focusing on how such a scheme is set up and how it operates. The UK has over 29million homes that require retrofitting, Carbon Coop has developed a process which is successfully retrofitting houses at scale, locally in North Yorkshire few houses have been retrofitted, so we hope to explore the potential to do more locally, get inspiration and set challenging but realistic expectations of what could be achieved.

Who should attend:

If you are interested in improving retrofitting in your locality and / or you already have great retrofitting going on locally which you can connect others to. CASaV is keen to both learn from best practices locally and across the UK, as well as improving the local network so we can better help each other.

Obviously in a 1-hour meeting Jonathan won’t be able to tell you how to retrofit your house, so we expect to be inspired by the houses that Carbon Coop has retrofitted, but more than this learn about how they have managed to not just do one house but do it for many houses.

Please could you contact us if you plan to attend, just to give an idea of numbers.

Looking forward to seeing you in Swainby on 19th.

Jonathan Atkinson:

Since completing a degree in Environmental Biology Jonathan Atkinson’s career has crossed boundaries and disciplines. He worked at two research co-ops, Ethical Consumer Magazine and Corporate Watch and in 2002 co-founded UHC Collective, a multidisciplinary art and design project. Jonathan’s interests lie at the point where urban development, art, community and politics meet. Throughout his career he has explored the potential for co-operative and collective action to create change.

He is a co-founder of Carbon Co-op, a board member and staff member, developing and project managing innovative, new low carbon projects.

Pre-reading – Carbon Coop’s ‘Retrofitting for All

CASaV meeting – 16th November

Our meeting this month is on Tuesday 16th November, starting at 7:30pm in Stokesley Town Hall, High Street, Stokesley.

As we have to pay for the hall, we would be grateful for a small contribution towards the cost if you are able to attend. We will review our COP26 stalls and also agree the next steps for Solar for Schools.

All welcome.

Global Day of Action

COP26 is taking place in Glasgow, from 31st October to 11th November, bringing together heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to agree on action to tackle climate change.Here in the Stokesley area, the Climate Action Stokesley and Villages group are creating a map showing all the activity undertaken so far locally, to mitigate/adapt for climate change, by councils, businesses, organisations and individuals.

Find out about flood prevention/defences, tree planting and community gardens, solar panels and heat pumps, local food share scheme, plans for an active travel route and more.

Come and join us on Saturday 6th November, between 10am and 12 noon, at our 3 stalls:

  • The Discovery Centre, Great Ayton TS9 6NB
  • The Hub, Hutton Rudby TS15 0DA
  • The Old Market Place (behind the Town Hall), Stokesley TS9 5DG

Tell us what else you know is happening, discuss what actions you can take and send a postcard to Rishi Sunak, our MP, asking that our Government ensures COP26 leads to actions not words.

For more information contact Caryn Loftus T: 0777 3048250 or send us a message.

CASaV meeting – 19th October

Our October meeting will focus on planning for our Global Day of Action for COP26 on Saturday 6th November.
This month we are meeting in the Jack Brunton room at Stokesley Town Hall. Contributions towards the cost of room hire will be welcome. 

CASaV meeting – 21st September

Our September meeting will focus on planning for our Great Big Green Week event on September 25th, looking ahead to COP26, plus an update on what our sub-groups have been up to. This month we are meeting in the Jack Brunton room at Stokesley Town Hall as the toilets are still not available at The Globe. The meeting starts at 7:30pm. All welcome.

Food and waste – find out more

A chance to find out what soft plastics can now be recycled at the Coop in Stokesley along with creative ideas to reduce food waste and more. Come and have a chat with members of Climate Action Stokesley and Villages group at their Great Big Green Week stall outside the Methodist Church on the High Street in Stokesley between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 25th September.

Group update – August 2021

Here is our latest group update.

Our meeting this month is on Tuesday 17th August, starting at 7:30pm in The Globe, North Road, Stokesley. We are delighted that we can once again meet in person. Please bring a mask to wear until seated and be aware that the toilet facilities won’t be open in the building.

The meeting will focus on planning for a Great Big Green event on the 25th September plus an update on what our sub-groups have been up to.