On 29thApril 2019 the inaugural Capacity Building Day of Community Energy Pembrokeshire’s (CEP) Local Energy Action Force (LEAF) project brought together people from 5 communities across Pembrokeshire to learn, share ideas and inspiration. They met at Pembrokeshire College’s MITEC campus in Milford Haven for a day related to sustainability and capacity building within their communities. The Capacity Building Day was led by LEAF project partners from Pembrokeshire College, Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (PCF) and Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS).
Participants came from the five LEAF project areas of; Llanteg Park; Tavernspite; St David’s; Tiers Cross and; Milford Haven, Hakin and Hubberston. The volunteers are part of groups called Champions’ LEAGs (Local Energy Action Groups). Collectively there was a real mix of experience and knowledge within the Champions’ LEAG members, and enthusiasm at the start of this 18-month project.
Project Officer, Corinne Castle, said,
“It is warming to meet so many passionate people who want to support their communities to develop their own power generation, storage and energy distribution. With the LEAF project we are able to support them to realise their ambitions in communities across Pembrokeshire.”
Milford volunteer, Duncan Edwards, said,
“I look forward to helping develop ideas of how energy can be generated, stored and distributed locally for the benefit of the community of Milford Haven.”