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World's Biggest Coffee Morning
in aid of
Macmillan Cancer Support

A Coffee Morning was held at Old Heathcoat School Community Centre on Friday 27 September 2013 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Raised £57.52

Thanks to everyone who came along on the day.

Click here to find out more.

The Old Heathcoat Community Centre has been selected to benefit from a share of a £25,000 cash fund.

We have been nominated to share in a "Cash For The Community" fund donated by Western Power Distribution in partnership with the Express & Echo, Mid Devon Gazette and Herald Express newspapers.

The more votes we collect, the bigger our share of the £25,000 prize fund!

We would like to thank everyone who helped collect coupons to boost our share of this £25,000 cash fund.

The money we receive will go towards building a storage area for climbing equipment to enhance our recently opened climbing wall.

Thank you for your support!

Click here for more information on Cash For The Community.

 


Old School Cafe and the Old Heathcoat School Community Centre raise money for Comic Relief.

The Old School Cafe along with Insight Dynamics, local artist Heatherbell Barlow and the volunteers and users of the Old Heathcoat School Community Centre helped celebrate Red Nose Day by raising  £237 for Comic Relief.

Members of Insight Dynamics and Sarah-Jane and Holly from the Old School Cafe baked and decorated well over a hundred cakes which were sold throughout the day.  

The lively fun event ended when the target of two hundred pounds had been reached, this was celebrated by pouring pink custard over the head of a volunteer.

We would like to thank everyone who supported this event and helped raise £237.

Click here to see photos.

Click here to find out about local artist Heatherbell Barlow.
 


Old Heathcoat School Community Centre achieves Hallmark 3 Status.

We have achieved Hallmark 3 status which is a quality standard for Devon's  community buildings.

It is run in association with The Community Council of Devon. 

The aim of the awards is to recognise the good work undertaken by volunteer management committees, and to encourage development across all their work and activities.


Focuses on the internal workings of the management committee and highlights good practice and demonstrates that the management committee is fulfilling its legal responsibilities around hiring agreements, booking procedures, insurance, accessibility and general maintenance.


Looks at the management committee's duty of care in protecting its users and employees, ensuring that the relevant risk assessments including fire, health, security and hygiene are in place.  Also, access and disability awareness including implemented actions consistent with the Disability Discrimination Act. 


Assesses community and social awareness and forward planning, emphasising on access and awareness, financial sustainability and environment.

We are pleased to have achieved all three Hallmark stars which are nationally recognised awards promoting high standards of management, good practices and encourages improvement in established methods and procedures. 

Click here for more information on The Community Council of Devon.

 


 

THE SOLAR PV PROJECT
 

The Trustees decided that as a community building we had a duty to set a positive example, and a responsibility to the community we serve to take steps to not only reduce our increasing utility costs but play our part in helping the environment by reducing our carbon footprint.  With an ideally situated south facing roof, Photovoltaic cells were considered to be the best option for putting this belief into practice.

The return on our investment via the income from the Feed in Tariff will also secure the long term future of this community building.

After investigating the best possible product within our budget we decided on a 3.68kwp system which was installed by a local company – Woofenden Renewables.  The array was installed on September 12, and made us the first Community Building in Tiverton to utilize renewable energy sources.  

All of the information that our system generates and records is available on the website;

 www.sunnyportal.com/Templates/PublicPageOverview.aspx?plant=8b0b1132-623d-4bb3-ba72-0d0e8f294b3d&splang=en-GB

this information is also available live to the public using the centre on a large screen in our building and a link to it can be found on our website.  Heathcoat Primary School – a local school is using the information gathered from the “sunnyportal” to carry out a long term project studying solar energy. 

We are very grateful to the Naturesave Trust for their donation of £2000 and to Councillor Polly Colthorpe for her donation of £750 which has enabled this project to go ahead.

Click here for photos.

 

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