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And the winners are . . .

Jolly representatives of Stockport schools and community groups received their cheques from Chairman Ben Alexander at the Hydro on the 7th of March. A fund of £2,000 has been created through the sale of renewable energy, generated on the River Goyt at Otterspool. 

Tithe Barn, Moorfield, Warren Wood, Alexandra Park and Romiley Primary Schools received contributions to forest school areas, outdoor clothing, wildlife and gardening projects.  

Gardening and food growing projects, Your Local Pantry in Bridgehall, Signpost Stockport for Carers and We G.R.O.W at Woodbank, received contributions to resources help people grow their own food. 

The Friends of Etherow Park and Friends of Tangshutt received contributions to attract more wildlife and enable the purchase of a tent for shelter during community events. 

Walthew House received a contribution towards their aim of changing over to LED lighting therefore creating a brighter environment, saving costs and energy. 

Marple Sports Club, contribution to improving access to their premises with a ramp for the many community groups that now use the club.

Stockport Hydro is run entirely by volunteers and produces power that is fed directly into the National Grid. This creates an income that maintains the scheme, pays a return to investors and the Environmental Challenge fund.  Over the anticipated 40-year life of the project, the scheme expects to save over 100,000 tonnes of CO2.

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