Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Co-operatives fortnight

Torrs Hydro New Mills is a member of Co-operatives UK.

Co-operatives Fortnight is the annual campaign from the UK co-operative sector. It aims to raise awareness of how co-operatives offer a way of doing business in which everyday employees, customers and residents have an equal say in decisions and share the profits. This year, the theme ‘Yours To Share’ represents the shared ownership and the share in profits that makes co-operatives different.

Sponsored by key businesses in the co-operative sector and co-ordinated by Co-operatives UK, the national trade association for co-operatives, Co-operatives Fortnight ran for the first time in 2010. In its first year, over 160 events were held, 70,000 people got involved online, 2.3 million people were engaged overall and 43 million people heard about it from the media.

Co-operatives across the UK are gearing up for the second Co-operatives Fortnight, from June 25 to 9 July 2011, which aims to show how co-operative help to build a better world by giving everyone a share of the profits and an equal say.

At the centre of this is a petition calling for government action to narrow the gap between rich and poor in the UK.

Friday, 24 June 2011

New Mills One World Festiival - Saturday 2 July

Building Bridges...
...Making Waves

Come and have a fantastic day out at the One World Festival in High Lea Park with some great music and an amazing variety of things to see, do, eat drink and listen to.

Torrs Hydro will be there to tell you the latest about the Hydro and for those that fancy a trip down to see 'Archie' we will be having an open day and tours of the Hydro site as well

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Archie - update

Work started last week to remove the debris that has been sat in front of the Hydro intake for the past few weeks as well as remove debris from below the weir - this has been deposited further down the river and the work has been undertaken by the Environment Agency to ensure it was completed correctly.

Next steps are to get a clean bill of health for the weir and to start recommissioning Archie.

Watch this space for further updates.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Weir inspection

Following the storm in February there has been lots of activity in and around Archie - the latest being a weir inspection - next week sees the start of the 'shoal' removal from the intake so lots of diggers and engineers in the river