Rayleigh coffee shop’s green EU grant

Southend Standard: Green cheque – councillor Mike Steptoe with Sebastian Coombs and Stephanie Corder from Low Carbon Business, and Squires boss Carl Watson Green cheque – councillor Mike Steptoe with Sebastian Coombs and Stephanie Corder from Low Carbon Business, and Squires boss Carl Watson

A COFFEE shop has been given more than £700 of EU cash to help it to become greener.

Carl Watson, owner of Squires, in Rayleigh High Street, collected the grant from the Low-Carbon Business Programme at a Rochford District Council business breakfast event.

He was helped to apply for the EU grant – which has been put towards a new heating and cooling system, which is expected to reduce their carbon footprint by 3.63 tonnes a year.

District councillor for economic development, regeneration, business liaison and tourism, Mike Steptoe, said: “The Low-Carbon Business Programme makes a real difference and I am pleased Rochford districtbased businesses are making the most of this resource.

Businesses who use their resources more efficiently and reduce waste can make a significant contribution to the competitiveness of their own company, as well as the economy as a whole.”

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2:54pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Howard Cháse says...

Seven hundred quids worth of 'green' in a coffee shop?


Are we in Amsterdam?
Seven hundred quids worth of 'green' in a coffee shop? Are we in Amsterdam? Howard Cháse
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3:17pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Kim Gandy says...

Not more warmist bowlocks.

It's warm today so I suppose all these tree huggers will be joining hands and chanting at the sky to bring on more rain.

We get snow, it's global warming.
We get rain, it's global warming.
We get wind, it's global warming.
The sun shines, it's global warming.
It's cold, it's global warming.
It's hot, it's global warming,

What a lot of great fat hairy round ones.

The earth warms up, it cools down, it warms up... and so the cycle goes on.

The Victorians used to skate on the Thames in winter.

Anyone who believes in this manmade global warming drivel wants their bumps felt.

You might as well admit to believing in fairies at the bottom of your garden.
Not more warmist bowlocks. It's warm today so I suppose all these tree huggers will be joining hands and chanting at the sky to bring on more rain. We get snow, it's global warming. We get rain, it's global warming. We get wind, it's global warming. The sun shines, it's global warming. It's cold, it's global warming. It's hot, it's global warming, What a lot of great fat hairy round ones. The earth warms up, it cools down, it warms up... and so the cycle goes on. The Victorians used to skate on the Thames in winter. Anyone who believes in this manmade global warming drivel wants their bumps felt. You might as well admit to believing in fairies at the bottom of your garden. Kim Gandy
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5:34pm Sun 9 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Seven hundred quids worth of 'green' in a coffee shop?


Are we in Amsterdam?
a nice little 700 squiddly diddlys for nothing though, can't be bad.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Seven hundred quids worth of 'green' in a coffee shop? Are we in Amsterdam?[/p][/quote]a nice little 700 squiddly diddlys for nothing though, can't be bad. DogsMessInLeigh
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5:50pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Howard Cháse says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Not more warmist bowlocks.

It's warm today so I suppose all these tree huggers will be joining hands and chanting at the sky to bring on more rain.

We get snow, it's global warming.
We get rain, it's global warming.
We get wind, it's global warming.
The sun shines, it's global warming.
It's cold, it's global warming.
It's hot, it's global warming,

What a lot of great fat hairy round ones.

The earth warms up, it cools down, it warms up... and so the cycle goes on.

The Victorians used to skate on the Thames in winter.

Anyone who believes in this manmade global warming drivel wants their bumps felt.

You might as well admit to believing in fairies at the bottom of your garden.
The thing that we seem to forget is that the planet/ecosystem/cli
mate runs to a longer timescale than relatively fleetingly brief human generations..

As long as we can survive the next ice ag we should be alright as a species....
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Not more warmist bowlocks. It's warm today so I suppose all these tree huggers will be joining hands and chanting at the sky to bring on more rain. We get snow, it's global warming. We get rain, it's global warming. We get wind, it's global warming. The sun shines, it's global warming. It's cold, it's global warming. It's hot, it's global warming, What a lot of great fat hairy round ones. The earth warms up, it cools down, it warms up... and so the cycle goes on. The Victorians used to skate on the Thames in winter. Anyone who believes in this manmade global warming drivel wants their bumps felt. You might as well admit to believing in fairies at the bottom of your garden.[/p][/quote]The thing that we seem to forget is that the planet/ecosystem/cli mate runs to a longer timescale than relatively fleetingly brief human generations.. As long as we can survive the next ice ag we should be alright as a species.... Howard Cháse
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12:24pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Ian P says...

"which has been put towards a new heating and cooling system, which is expected to reduce their carbon footprint by 3.63 tonnes a year" Anyone bothered to workout how much carbon will be generated by removing and desposing of the existing equipment, the manufacture and installation of the new equipment and how long it will take to recover this before their overall effect on the climate actually starts to reduce?
"which has been put towards a new heating and cooling system, which is expected to reduce their carbon footprint by 3.63 tonnes a year" Anyone bothered to workout how much carbon will be generated by removing and desposing of the existing equipment, the manufacture and installation of the new equipment and how long it will take to recover this before their overall effect on the climate actually starts to reduce? Ian P
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