COVID-19 – Our Response

Due to the current COVID-19 health emergency BWCE, in common with most organisations, is changing the way it operates. All staff members are restricted to working from home and we are moving work online where we possibly can. For example, we will be testing how we can run future public meetings as online webinars. Clearly, we will be constrained in what we can do in certain areas and there will be impacts, but we are carrying out a full review of all potential risks and how to mitigate these going forward. We are confident we will be able to manage any impact, but we will of course let you know how these plans develop.

If you or anyone you know requires support or can offer it to others during the current crisis Bath Cooperative Alliance have a COVID-19 Community Support page which lists a number of local initiatives. We wish you well and hope that you stay safe and find a positive way to deal with the restrictions we now all face.

Trustees needed for BWCE Community Fund

The BWCE Community fund is looking for three new Trustees, including a Treasurer. The fund, which is a separate charity, is seeking applicants over 16 from all sections of the community for these voluntary positions. This will involve attending 4-5 daytime meetings a year (subject to the current restrictions), contributing to grant making decisions and helping the charity to make positive contributions to the local community.Deadline for applications is Thursday 30th April.

 

For more details, including a Trustee Specification and how to apply, please go to the Community Fund Trustee Vacancies page or email [email protected] 

Living with Renewables: How do we manage energy demand?

On 12th March 2020 the BWCE Supporters Network ran an event at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution to explore the challenge of balancing energy demand with increasing levels of intermittent renewable energy. The event presented the challenge and potential solutions, and enabled participants to start exploring what we can do to make sure it’s not left to the large energy companies to control and benefit from the low carbon energy transition. It was great to see so many people involved and to be a part of a positive and thought provoking evening. We are looking forward to continuing the discussion through online webinars, if not face to face in the short term.