Hornsey Vale Community Centre

Concept

We are a local community centre and registered charity, run by volunteers. We provide a space for all sorts of activities, classes and events. From playgroups and after school clubs, to football and performing arts, we provide a local resource for residents and groups of all ages and abilities.

Projects

We have implemented a number of easy measures in the centre that have saved us money and reduced our environmental impact. We started recycling, reduced our water use by installing pushtaps and aerators, reduced our gas consumption by installing thermostats, and replaced all light bulbs with low energy ones

“We are looking at alternative energy suppliers with green credentials and will change when one is sourced”

We will be holding a ‘Swap’ event later this year and plan for this to be an annual feature. During all other events we always encourage the use of recycled goods and when buying new furniture we source recycled and/or recyclable goods wherever possible

We are working in partnership with Transition Crouch End who are leading on our garden project. In addition to the implementations listed above we have also installed two ‘Bike Planters’ We will continue to look at greening the centre and have signed up to a sustainable growing initiative and hope to look at roof gardens in the next couple of years.

Benefits

We are still calculating our total cost savings but feel that the centre has also benefited by knowing that our impact on the environment is less than before, and that we are also encouraging local people to think about their impact on the environment.

We will continue to ensure that reducing our impact on the environment is at the forefront of our business plan and welcome any help or suggestions from organisations and individuals.

Find out more

Hornsey Vale Community Association
Hornsey Vale Community Centre
60 Mayfield Rd
London
N8 9LP

Tanya Wright
Email info@hornseyvale.org
Tel 020 8348 4612