Stockport Hydro Ltd is delighted to announce that £7,600, raised through the sale of renewable energy and donations by members, has been donated to 16 diverse environmental and educational projects within the Stockport MBC area.
Thankfully this year it was possible to hold an awards ceremony at the Hydro once again and the weather certainly played ball, enabling Arthur Procter to take some wonderful photos.
The award ceremony took place at The Hydro on Friday 18th March and the Stockport Hydro Team welcomed representatives from the successful projects to the site of the hydro facility on the bank of the River Goyt at Otterspool. Chairman Ben Alexander presented the cheques and certificates.
Stockport Hydro Awards 2022 Group photo by Arthur Procter
The following schools are creating gardens, growing food, encouraging wildlife or engaging children in forest school activities: St Philip’s RC Primary Offerton, Rose Hill Primary School, Marple, St Mary’s Primary School, Reddish, All Saints Primary School, Marple, Dial Park Primary School, Offerton, St Thomas’ Parochial School Association, Heaton Chapel, Torkington Primary school, Hazel Grove and Cale Green Primary School, Shaw Heath.
‘Friends of’ groups: celebrating, re-wilding or engaging local schools and residents with local parks and gardens: The Friends of Chadkirk, Romiley, Friends of Marple Memorial Park and the Friends of Tangshutt, Romiley.
Community gardens: resources to manage their gardens or encourage engagement with local schools: Hatton Hilltop Sanctuary, Heaton Norris and Woodley and Bredbury Community Garden.
Organisations promoting sustainable living, carbon reduction and raising local awareness of climate change: Marple, Mellor & Marple Bridge Energy Saving Strategy (M.E.S.S.) and Sustainable Living in the Heatons.
Organisation for people with sight or hearing loss, Walthew House, Shaw Heath: creative activities and seasonal planting parties.
Marple groups were well represented at the 2022 Stockport Hydro Awards
Stockport Hydro is run entirely by volunteers and produces power that is fed directly into the National Grid. This creates an income that maintains the scheme, pays a return to investors and the Environmental Challenge fund. Over the anticipated 40-year life of the project, the scheme expects to save over 100,000 tonnes of CO2.