Transition energy festival in Horncastle


Transition Town Horncastle are hosting a festival in May and want local residents to find out the benefits of renewable energy.

Stanhope Hall will be turned into a hub of activity on May 17 with a wide range of experts attending to discuss renewable energy and energy efficient housing with a number of workshops and presentations throughout the day.

It is hoped that electric and hydrogen powered cars will be on show with information on a range of vehicles that use alternative energy.

There will be stands and experts on hand to talk about solar, wind, wood, water and waste energy for homes and business.

Jean Peacock, of Transition Town Horncastle, said: “It is free entrance for this event, we are not in the business of trying to get money out of people.

“It is about disseminating information.”

There will also be information on a range of benefits available to help those on low incomes and how to save money by using energy effectively.

Children won’t miss out either as their is a play area with games to complement the themes of renewable energy.

Workshops and presentations will be given in a seminar room at the hall, and a timetable of these will be announced closer to the time of the festival.

Transition Town Horncastle raises awareness amongst the local community on the benefits of renewable energy.

The group encourages people to grow some or all of their own vegetables, use local trades to help keep money in the local community, and teach others about climate change.

Jean added: “We do research into what is available for ordinary people to use and this is why we are having the Energy Festival.”