Saturday, 20 October 2012

Community funding

Torrs Hydro would like to award some more funds to our community over the next few weeks.

If you are part of a New Mills based group or club and would like to apply for a small grant please email Torrs Hydro at

It will be good to hear what you would use the money for and how this will benefit our local community.

Earlier this year funding was given to the following groups :

New Mills Community Orchard
New Mills Secondary School Art department
New Mills Heritage Centre
Spring Bank Arts
New Mills Volunteer Centre

Competition winners

There were several winners to Archie's competition to guess how many cups of tea he had produced power for - the answer was at the end of the video to 'Archie' written and performed by New Mills own Write Van men

Prizes (signed copies of Goodbye Watford Bridge Road) - will be in the post to the winners next week.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Competition time for 'Archie'

To celebrate a fantastic New Mills festival and seeing Archie bathed in green and red light on Saturday evening we are going to have a little competition.

The two lucky winners will get signed copies (colectors items already) of Goodbye Watford Bridge Road the CD by Write Van Men that contains the worlds first song about a community owned and run Hydro scheme.

All you have to do is visit listen to the the song about Archie and somewhere in the video it tells you how many cups of tea Archie could have made since starting production.

Answers via email only to - winners will be drawn out of a purple coloured top hat in 10 days time

Good luck