JOIN OUR OPEN ACTION EVENING FOCUSED ON PLANNING DOWNSTAIRS AT THE OUTLOOK
Come and join us for Discussions, a Drink, and some Doing, helping us out on keeping the Reading Hydro Project moving forward.If you are not already a member, don’t worry, you can join us at this or any other open members’ event (and perhaps sign-up while you’re there).
This week we’ll be focusing on planning and project management.
How we can clarify and structure the next steps both more detailed and clearer.
Looking at the best tools we can use for collaborative working
Reaching out for expert insight in project planning, civils, procurement and more.
If you have interest, or skills in any of these particular areas ( or others) then this is the night for you!
JOIN OUR FIRST OPEN ACTION EVENING OF 2018, DOWNSTAIRS AT THE OUTLOOK
Come and join us for Discussions, a Drink, and some Doing, helping us out on keeping the Reading Hydro Project moving forward.If you are not already a member, don’t worry, you can join us at this or any other open members’ event (and perhaps sign-up while you’re there).Topics we’ll be looking at, as well as running through key steps in the next year, include:
Applying for seed funding – grants, fundraising idea
Building our Hydro Community, publicity and awareness – what could are next main activity be?
Education and open data – planning school resources and data possibilities and signage
Next steps with choosing the Technology and potential details we need help with
There’ll also be some specialist ‘jobs’ you could take on or suggest to suitable friends. Current key areas of expertise that we’re in need of support with include:
NEGOTIATION:Contract negotiation for a variety of building, contractual and partnership needs
CIVIL ENGINEERING: Insight and experience in building development, price estimations, concrete needed etc
LEGAL: Contracts, liability, advice
FINANCE AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Additional support in managing the planning and financing of the project
WEB & DIGITAL:Website review and development support, data integration
In 2017 Reading Hydro also moved from being a project under The Reading Sustainability Centre into a stand alone Community Benefit Society (CBS), in readiness for the launch of a public share offer to raise the capital necessary to build the scheme.
Growing our Community
From an initial 4 directors, 2017 saw us growing to 6, bringing a range of skills and enthusiasm to the team. Alongside this, and perhaps more importantly, we’ve seen our membership grow to now over 50, and with a number of active volunteers supporting in areas from publicity and logo design to technical advice and funding applications. Members and supporters are now able to get involved during one of our Open Action Evenings , through discussions on our facebook group interact via Twitter, Instagram and get updates via our website and newsletters. We’re also connecting with schools and are looking forward to working with the ORSAnauts on renewable energy projects.
Bringing Renewable Energy to 2018!
What will 2018 bring for Reading Hydro? We look forward to developing it further with our active volunteers, supporting members and the local community! Join us at our next Open Action Evening.