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Tax advantages of investing in Halton Lune Hydro

Tax advantages of investing in Halton Lune Hydro

You can invest anything from £250 to £20,000 (£50,000 from 5th April) in shares in Halton Lune Hydro and there are some personal tax advantages in doing so. We’re not able to give you any personal financial advice, so you ...

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Tour of hydro site and public meeting

Tour of hydro site and public meeting

There will be a tour of the hydro site between 11am and 12 noon on Thursday 13th March, meeting at Halton Mill for a chance to meet some of the Directors and get more information. There will be a light ...

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European/Defra grant money spent!

European/Defra grant money spent!

Until the end of February our focus was on spending the balance of the £300,000 European/Defra grant before the expiry date.  With Christmas and New Year in the middle it proved to be quite a challenge – but we made ...

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A new digger on site

A new digger on site

A new digger has been brought on site to continue excavation through the rock for the fish screen bay, building basement and outfall. Site work has involved excavation of the old mill race (or leat). Bill Hosfield (a local historian) ...

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Share Certificates issued to first investors

Share Certificates issued to first investors

Everyone who invested more than £500 and who indicated that they wished to qualify for Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) tax relief because they participated in the first £150,000 of  investment raised should now have received their share certificates. We ...

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The turbine has been ordered

The turbine has been ordered

John and Alan visited the Czech Republic recently to look at the turbines manufactured by Hydrohrom. Unfortunately Gilkes of Kendal no longer manufacture turbines for low head hydro schemes so we were forced to look abroad. Hydrohrom has an impressive ...

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Environmental works funded by Defra

Environmental works funded by Defra

The new retaining wall  is now complete, the bank has been infilled, and woodland fencing has been replaced. The work has been completed using Halton Carbon Positive’s  Rural Climate Challenge Fund grant from Defra. The funding is for environmental works. Excavation ...

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Community energy strategy? Our hydropower scheme was on its own

New blog in the Guardian by Alison Cahn on the trials and trubulations of setting up a Community Energy scheme. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/the-northerner/2014/jan/28/community-hydropower-energy-strategy-halton-lune

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Progress with wall building

Progress with wall building

The retaining wall that will stop further erosion of the bank every time the river floods is progressing well, and already looks as though it has always been there it blends in so well.

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Our project manager talking about the hydro

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