How are we doing? 2018 survey results

The results are in for our 2018 ‘How are we doing?’ survey and they show that people continue to trust in our expertise around local, renewable energy and low carbon. Our respondents also continue to perceive us to be committed to the creation of a low carbon, locally owned renewable energy system. We’re really pleased that our investor members, community groups, partners and collaborators continue to think highly of us as an organisation.

Overall, our 2018 results largely track with the previous year’s; there was a slight increase in the percentage of people who report that the Low Carbon Hub has made them more positive about the potential of community-owned solutions to energy issues. It was also great to see a 5% increase in respondents who report the Low Carbon Hub has contributed to them taking some or substantial action on energy or environmental issues.
Thanks so much to everyone who took part in the survey. We really appreciate everyone taking the time to give us their feedback and we do go through each response to look for ways to improve and your suggestions as to how we can do things better.

As the survey was anonymous, we won’t be able to get back to any individuals directly about their comments; however, if you would like to discuss anything you may have raised in more detail, then please do get in touch with us at


Thank you so much to everyone who took part in the survey! It really is invaluable in helping us plan and improve the way we do things. 

Saskya Huggins, Social Impact Manager

New Community Director elected to the Board

Following a recent election, the community group members of Low Carbon Hub’s CIC have elected a new Community Director to the Board of Directors: Nina Alphey.

Nina is a long-term member of Westmill Solar Co-operative Ltd and has served on its Board since 2016. She was also an active member of low carbon community group Kidlington vs Climate Change until 2014.

As Community Director on the Board, Nina's main focus will be on achieving benefit for our communities and representing the interests of the community shareholder groups. She is also interested in encouraging partnerships with academic institutions to support research, in particularly in relation to renewable energy and climate change mitigation.

Nina will serve on the Board for a two-year term. Welcome Nina!

We’d also like to take this opportunity to offer a huge thank you to the outgoing Community Director, Liz Reason, for the time she has spent on the Board. Liz has been instrumental in encouraging the Hub to pursue a retrofit programme for Oxfordshire, work that is currently going ahead through the OxFutures programme and we look forward to continuing to work with Liz on this project. Her passion for reducing energy demand has fed through to the whole Hub Board and staff team.