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Coop area committee visit site

Co-op North Yorkshire Area Committee Visit Site

The Co-op North Yorkshire Area Committee visited the site on Wednesday 13th June to find out more about the project.   Fortunately the rain held off and from the river bank opposite they were able to see the work that has started on upgrading the fish pass.   We have received a lot of support from the […]

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New look website

Whilst there has been a slight delay to work starting on site, with the contractor now due on site on Monday 28th May, this hasn’t held up the launching of the updated Whitby Esk Energy website.  The new website will enable us to keep everyone up-to-date with the construction phase and with generation once the […]

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Update on project – April 2012

Whilst there is nothing showing on site yet plenty has been going on in the background. Many thanks to Mike Ford who is liaising with the contractor Bentley’s, as project manager, on behalf of Esk Energy (Yorkshire) Limited. The relationship with Bentley’s is going well and they are keeping us informed at every stage. With […]

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Fish-friendly design

You may have seen various letters in the press recently with regard to the effect of small-scale hydroelectric schemes on migratory fish such as salmon.  As a local community group and residents of the Esk Valley we care about the local ecology and environment ourselves.  We thoroughly researched the hydro project for 4 years before […]

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What risk assessment have you undertaken?

The following is the risk assessment which was undertaken as part of the Business Plan put together to obtain the loan from the North York Moors National Park Authority Sustainable Development Fund. Likelihood – high Of high likelihood is an increase in the loan interest rate. Bank interest rates are at an historic low and […]

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Who supports your project?

Over the past four years we have worked with the Environment Agency, North York Moors National Park and the River Esk Action Committee to develop the project. We have received financial support from the North York Moors National Park Authority Sustainable Development Fund, North Yorkshire County Council Community Fund, Keyfund Yorkshire, European Union, Co-operative Society. […]

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