We hope you’re all having a wonderful festive season!

Huge thanks to all our supporters and community share investors so far for backing and sharing the project. It’s been amazing to receive all your goodwill and lovely comments of support and future help. Now we’re at 92% with only just over a day to go!

Alongside this we’ve received some good news, with the award of additional grant funding and also following an invitation to tender have appointed our contractor for the initial civils design. While all this is progressing, we’re awaiting the approval from the EA for our updated planning permission with a possible new technology.

So it’s all go before the governments withdrawal of the Feed in Tariff for renewable Energy at the end of March. We’ll be sharing more details of all of this soon, but back to an important point….

Have you looked at joining our Hydro Pioneers investment round?


Reading Town Meal Hydro Stall 2018 with the Mayor, Chris and Erica

Reading Hydro CBS had a smile-filled day at Reading Town Meal on Saturday. Mayor Debs Edwards visited us, with great understanding of the issues Reading Hydro faces and the unique opportunity the project offers the town. Reading Hydro would put funds back into the community for decades to come, and be a focal point for pride in what our people can achieve together to innovate and improve the environment.

We much enjoyed Debs’ company and that of the wide range of engaged and interesting people that flowed into our space.

Visiting the many other stalls showed what a huge variety of interesting projects and motivated people we have in our community. Thank you so much Food4families for creating this inspiring event and ordering in the sunshine.

We really look forward to all the people who signed up for membership and who took leafelts becoming more involved in any way that takes their fancy.

Many thanks to Reading Sustainability Centre and Refill Reading, who shared the stall with us, helping give it variety and interest for all ages.

All of a Twist – Science, Technology and History Exhibition – 2-15 September

Reading Hydro project is featuring as one of the diverse exhibits at the All of a Twist Exhibition at the Turbine House near the centre of Reading.

This exciting exhibition is free to visit and is only for the first two weeks of September – so pop down as soon as you can. It runs from 10am to 6pm daily, with a special private view for Reading Hydro members and friends after 6pm on 7th September.

Topics include, DNA, rope making, turbines, plant mutations, boating, and tornadoes.

Exhibition details are on the RG Spaces website.