Entries by Jeremy Hayward


Hook Norton Community Land Trust (HNCLT) working in partnership with the Low Carbon Hub (LCH) seek a creative architect or group of architects who are inspired by the idea of working directly with the community on a unique design challenge. We warmly invite tender to develop detailed plans for submission for full planning consent for a […]

Big Veggie Lunch

Hook Norton Low Carbon are holding a BIG VEGGIE LUNCH on Sunday June 9th at Hook Norton Primary School and EVERYONE is invited. 1-5pm with lunch from 1.30 onwards Please bring a vegetarian or vegan dish to share if you can…but don’t worry if you can’t, come anyway as there should be enough to go […]

Hook Norton Low Carbon wins European Award

Hook Norton Low Carbon wins European Award Energy Neutral Village This Ace Award category is open to villages or communities of approx. 500-5,000 inhabitants, which demonstrate the steps taken towards becoming independent of fossil fuels and using carbon neutral energy sources in their day to day lives. The submission may consist of an elaborated plan […]

Community event: Tuesday 12th March – 7:30pm @ The Brewery

After almost a year of technical development and debugging we are at last starting a next stage in the Smart Hooky project. We have installed equipment in the main 11 substations of Hook Norton and 47 monitoring nodes in residents’ properties (in their meter box) to measure electricity usage. This is an exciting time as […]

Smart Hooky Press Release: First Village Homes Connect to Smart Grid

New Smart Grid networking technology implemented in the Oxford village of Hook Norton Designed to enable communication over the important ‘last mile’ between homes and their electricity substation, equipment developed by AND Technology Research (AND) provides a two-way data path for energy information between the homes and the local energy distribution company (Western Power Distribution […]

Smart Hooky Project – update on installation

We have now successfully installed monitoring devices in19 properties. Unfortunately 5 couldn’t be installed due to the lack of space in the meter box. The seven nodes connected to the East End substation are also sending back readings, so this is fantastic. Further work is on-going with the other substations. We will soon be collecting […]

Smart Hooky Project – Installation phase and prize draw

I’m very pleased to let you know that we are now in the position to carry out the installation of the monitoring devices at the properties which have confirmed participation in the Smart Hooky project. We have surveyed 23 properties (thank you to those who took part) and identified where additional work may be required […]

School Eco Event

        11th March 2011, Hook Norton Primary School organised an event to celebrate the newly installed solar panel system generating electricity and hot water for the school. To emphasise the sunshine theme, there was a steel band playing, and a huge turnout of parents and children, attracted by the colourful stands, the […]