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Energy savers open their doors

East Barnby Green Open Homes event pre picture. Alan Davis ,Clare Churley and Sally Coward enjoy refreshments.Picture Richard Ponter w141407

East Barnby Green Open Homes event pre picture. Alan Davis ,Clare Churley and Sally Coward enjoy refreshments.Picture Richard Ponter w141407

An event is being held across Whitby villages this weekend to encourage people to save energy and be kind to the environment in their own homes.

The Esk Valley and Coast Green Open Homes event runs from 12 noon to 5pm and will feature a pop-up cafe and artisan craft stalls.

The weekend will follow the template of events such as Open Studios or Open Gardens, with 11 homes opening their doors to the public.

Organiser Clare Churley said: “In these times of fuel bills and with international commitments to cut our CO2 to help prevent further climate change, now is a great time to see what other people in the community are doing.”

The different gomes that can be visited are in Castleton, Commondale, Danby, Glaisdale, Scaling, Mickleby and East Barnby and are listed online at eskandcoast.greenopenhomes.net.

Mrs Churley added: “Some are large houses, some smaller. Some have done a complete renovation and others just a couple of technologies, so you can take ideas for what is appropriate for you, or to give you ideas for the future, or just go along out of general interest.”

Renewable technologies that can be seen include solar panels, wood pellet boilers or ground and air source heat pumps which are small enough to fit into the average home.

At High Banks Farm in East Barnby there will be a pop-up cafe throughout the weekend where an information stall will provide more information on technologies, government help and local installers.

Throughout the weekend there will also be a craft fair and stained glass gallery at the farm.

For more information call (01947) 840708.

 

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