Since the new village hall opened in 2011, the green agenda has always been a main aim of the trust.

  • The new building followed the green regulations in 2011
  • Local residents were encouraged to walk to the hall where possible
  • Energy usage was carefully managed
  • The facilities manager worked closely with regular users, hirers and cleaners to ensure the efficiency of the building
  • The trust regularly monitor the efficiency of the building
  • The facilities manager has attended meetings run by ACRE, the village halls national advisory organisation
  • The facilities manager has also attended meetings run by CSE, Centre for Sustainable Energy


Stanwick Village Hall Trust will review the Green Plan and energy efficiency of the hall on a regular basis.

  • To ensure the the hall is as energy efficient as possible
  • To keep the hall’s carbon footprint to a minimum
  • To improve the efficiency of the building positively contributing to the local and national CO2 emissions
  • To work alongside Stanwick Parish Council and other community organisations in the community
  • For the Hall’s green plan to work alongside the Parish Council’s ‘Green Strategy’
  • With increasing energy bills work to keep hall running costs low ensuring hire fees can be kept low and continue to make the hall accessible to all
  • Ensure the building is kept as a quality venue and financially sustainable now and for the the next 100 years

 Actions to Date

  • Working alongside builders to ensure a green and eco friendly hall
  • Trust and facilities manager regular energy efficiency reviews of the building
  • Manager updates to hirers re measures they can take to support the plan, ie: lights off, taps off, washing up bowl use rather than full sink, windows, use of air con only when needed, turning off items
  • Daylight and movement sensors fitted to the majority of lights in the building to avoid them being left on
  • Water heaters when replaced, replaced with more eco friendly efficient
  • As toilet taps need replacing, replaced by sensor taps
  • Hand drier when needed replacing replaced with an eco friendly model
  • Air con system lockable box, access given to hirer who require it and reminders to turn off after use
  • 2018 Trust and facilities manager investigate solar grant options and FIT scheme
  • 2019 Trust established a green fund, donations received from the community
  • With technology advancing the facilities manager and treasurer identified he majority of the halls electric use being lighting
  • The facilities manager looked into options to put LED lighting into the building pre solar panels to reduce energy usage initially
  • LED lighting grant applied for in 2020 from ENC
  • LED lighting fitted in the most of the building via £10,000 grant from ENC
  • Facilities manager review of energy efficiency of the building
  • Heat pumps not a reliable option with underfloor heating, advised to leave heating system for now
  • Facilities manager review options for solar post LED lighting fitting, quotes obtained and grant options reviewed
  • Trust agree to look at more eco friend urinals