Eneco partners with local parish council to create an inspiring space around sevor farm solar

Eneco UK, owner of Sevor Farm Solar, is working in partnership with South Marston Parish Council and local landscaping company, Greenshave Services to encourage pupils from South Marston Church of England Primary School to learn more about their community and its archaeology.

As part of the project, information boards will be installed along the permissive footpath around Sevor Farm Solar with fascinating facts on the history of South Marston village, solar energy and local wildlife. A local wood crafter, Denius Parson of Artby, has carved wildlife forms from local wood supplied by Greenshave Services along the route.

Commenting on the project: Zoisa Walton, Country Director from Eneco said: “We are thrilled to be working with a local business and craftsman to create an enhanced community space for local people to enjoy. Eneco very much enjoys being part of South Marston and are pleased to support wherever possible.”

Barry Thunder, South Marston Parish Councillor added: “Our three year partnership with Eneco has been remarkable in that their support to our village continues to flourish. We are working closely with Eneco to develop a greater awareness of solar energy generation. Eneco’s on-going sponsorship in village events, such as our Easter Egg hunt, has helped to provide an opportunity for the village to come together. We look forward to our continuing association.”

Last month, the local pupils demonstrated their investigating skills as they took part in an Easter Egg hunt, organised by South Marston Parish Council and sponsored by Eneco.

The inquisitive youngsters combed St Julian's Community Woodland in South Marston searching for clues to unveil prizes of Easter eggs, Amazon vouchers and cinema tickets. Helping on the hunt were Eneco staff resplendent in Easter costumes including an Easter bunny and Spring chick.

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For more information, please contact Michelle Giblin on 01926 331 210.

Notes to editors

About Eneco UK Ltd:

Eneco UK (www.eneco.co.uk) based in Warwick is a sustainable business in renewable generation, incorporating both large-scale onshore wind and solar assets.

Since 2008, the business has built an impressive portfolio of five wind farms in Scotland amounting to 200 MW of generating capacity. In 2013 Eneco opened an additional office in Dochfour, near Inverness to support this growing portfolio in Scotland. The Warwick based company supplies high profile businesses including Heineken, AkzoNobel, Mars and Unilever. The business owns two solar farms in England – Sevor Farm Solar (10MW) based in Swindon provides an innovative direct supply to Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd (HUM), and Oaklands Solar Park (5MW) located in Dorset. In May 2016, Eneco UK moved into the retail market with partners Co-operative Energy to launch a new domestic tariff. The company continues to work with partners to offer sustainable energy solutions for both consumers and businesses.

Eneco partners with local parish council to create an inspiring space around sevor farm solar