Hook Norton Low Carbon Ltd is a Mutual Society set up for the benefit of the local community and environment.

Our purpose is to improve the energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of the community by promoting the implementation of carbon reduction and renewable energy initiatives at a local and individual level within and around Hook Norton. Our key aim is to provide a legacy for future generations within Hook Norton and wider community where energy supply and usage does not impact upon our planet and lifestyle.

We are a Co-operative and Community Benefit Society, set up to help the community reduce its energy consumption, carbon emissions and save money.  We run a range of community-based schemes, including the provision of the solar panels and insulation work at the school and the Baptist Church, and also individual household projects based on interest-free or low cost loans.

We also have a Community Car Club and e-Bikes for hire in the village.  We run ‘Community Swap Shops’ and we hold regular meeting on a wide range of topics, directly and indirectly linked to energy saving.

We generate electricity:  We have 100kWp of solar PV in addition to the School and Baptist Church – on a sunny day we can power 24 households.

This website holds information about various projects both current and historic, for current activity follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

For a £1 fee, anyone who supports the aims of HNLC can become a shareholder in HNLC and help run and benefit from the projects it undertakes.

Hook Norton Low Carbon Ltd Purpose, Vision, Mission, and Values.

Our Purpose:

Hook Norton Low Carbon Ltd is a Mutual Society set up for the benefit of the local community and environment. Our purpose is to improve the energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of the community by promoting the implementation of carbon reduction and renewable energy initiatives at a local and individual level within and around Hook Norton.

Our Vision:

Our vision is for all members of our community to have a low personal carbon footprint whilst maintaining and improving quality of life and for Hook Norton to become an exemplar of an environmentally sustainable community.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to encourage behavioural change to reduce energy consumption and to facilitate and, where necessary, help to fund the implementation of carbon reduction measures in an effective and timely fashion.  We will achieve this by drawing in external funding, trading and managing our resources to generate the sustainable revenue streams that we believe are key to our ongoing success.

Our Values:

We recognise the need for the support of the community and to ensure the benefits are shared as widely as possible within it.

We will take a cooperative approach and share the workload to get things done.

January 2011