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Llangattock Green Valleys

About Us

LGV was formed in 2009, when a group of local residents got together to look at ways of creating a greener, more sustainable future for the community. Their aim was to harness natural local resources including water, wood fuel and solar power to help people save money and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.

They also wanted to explore ways of working together to create a richer way of life, from growing more food locally, to helping people learn new skills and creating rewarding local jobs.

The organisation was formally incorporated as a community interest company in May 2010, with the key aim of making Llangattock carbon negative by the end of 2015. Since then, LGV has won the Wales and UK heats of British Gas’ Green Streets competition and with its trading subsidiary LGV Ventures has delivered a range of innovative energy-saving and renewable-energy projects in Llangattock and the surrounding area.

Some of our work

  • 96kWp solar PV scheme plus energy efficiency improvements for the village primary school
  • 16kW air source heat pump for the community hall
  • Solar-powered borehole irrigation system for the Llangattock Area Community Allotment Society
  • Funding towards a firewood processor, chainsaw, tools and personal safety equipment for the Llangattock Community Woodland Group (now Llangattock Community Woodlands)
  • Energy efficiency improvements for 38 homes, including 8 new boilers, 7 loft and/or cavity wall insulation upgrades, plus energy monitors, reflective radiator panels, energy-efficient kettles and PC/TV standby savers
  • 12 domestic solar PV installations, 1 combined solar thermal and biomass boiler installation, and 2 wood-burning stoves
  • Initial feasibility study for an anaerobic digestion facility on the Glanusk Estate
  • Initial feasibility studies for 5 potential micro hydro schemes in Llangattock and the surrounding area
  • £100,000 BG Green Streets first prize fund for the development of community micro hydro schemes.

Contact

admin@llangattockgreenvalleys.org

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