Introduction to the Energy Group

The Climate and Nature Emergency working party from Chew Magna Parish Council have launched a group with the aims of:

Raising awareness of energy related matters in the Parish;

Providing background information on a range of energy related topics;

Signposting websites for information on available grants, articles on the science and engineering behind energy production and the politics of energy in the UK.

On a regular basis the group will make available a selection of news and information on a range of different aspects, such as UK energy consumption and associated carbon emissions, how to reduce your energy consumption, pros and cons of electric vehicles, benefits of converting to green energy sources, both in your home or purchasing green energy and upcoming advances in energy related topics.

We are liaising with other Chew Valley based Parish Council working groups, to hopefully develop a community energy project, which will benefit both parishioners and the environment.

Under the present pandemic conditions, our contact will be mostly digital but in the future we plan to run meetings, workshops and visits.  If you want to contact us in the meantime, our email is

General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy. It is currently valid in the UK. The Chew Magna Climate and Nature Emergency working group has established an energy project, collecting household energy data from householders within the Parish. This project complies with GDPR in the following ways:

1 The data will be held on computer in a password protected folder. It may be accessed by members of the Chew Magna Climate and Nature Emergency Working Group. The purpose of the project is to establish a baseline for household energy use within Chew Magna and to measure if any carbon reductions are occurring. It also aims to promote ideas and good practice.

2 Any public reference to the data will be limited to aggregated totals and individual data will only be used anonymously. Householders who supply an email address will be sent updates of the project.

3 The folder of information, including contact details, will be destroyed in 2025.

4 Participants may withdraw their data from the study at any time. No explanation is necessary.

If you wish to comment on this policy or withdraw or submit data please contact the group via

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