Community Energy Scheme – have your say!
Steve Reed MP has long campaigned for Croydon to have its own community energy co-op. Steve helped set up a similar scheme in Brixton and has introduced Repowering London, the organisation that grew out of that initiative, to Croydon Council.
A community energy co-op would work with Croydon residents to run renewable energy projects that generate electricity sustainably and create local jobs with any profits being ploughed back into the community. Similar schemes have already proved extremely popular in Brixton, Hackney, Plymouth and many other parts of the country.
If you’d like to find out more about how community energy could work in Croydon, please attend one of Repowering London’s events:
- Thursday 7 December, 2-8pm – South Norwood Leisure Centre
- Friday 8 December, 2-8pm – Thornton Heath Leisure Centre
Steve Reed MP said:
“I’m a big fan of community energy. Everyone wins. We generate cheaper energy more sustainably, create local jobs, and generate funds for community projects.
“Projects like this have already worked in other parts of London and across the country. It’s time for Croydon to get involved – and given our size, I believe we could become one of the greenest boroughs in the country.”
Steven Reed is Labour MP for Croydon North and Shadow Minister for Children and Families. In 2018 his private member’s bill on reducing violent mental health restraint became law. In June 2019 he launched Labour’s civil society strategy outlining radical plans to empower citizens and communities.
Steve chairs the Cooperative Councils Innovation Network, co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for London, was Leader of Lambeth Council 2006-12 where he led the council’s children’s services to become best-rated in the country and pioneered the public-health approach to tackling violent youth crime. He worked in publishing for 16 years and was an elected trade union branch secretary.