B&B switches on to green electricty

09:42 21 May 2013

Ian Crabbe of Evergreen Renewable Energy and  Joy Raymond at Hedgehog Corner electric car charging point.

Ian Crabbe of Evergreen Renewable Energy and Joy Raymond at Hedgehog Corner electric car charging point.

Archant

Uplyme’s Hedgehog Corner in line for another top award for supporting renewable energy

Catering for guests with electric cars has helped to put an Uplyme tourist business on the road to national acclaim.

Multi award-winning Hedgehog Corner B and B and Cottages is in line for a Green Tourism in Business coveted gold star, to be presented this autumn.

Owner Joy Raymond admits she was “totally taken by surprise” when she heard the business had been shortlisted.

“I fell against our new electric car charger with surprise,” she joked.

“I really do feel that the systems we purchased from the exemplary local firm Evergreen Renewable Energy, in Lyme Regis, has given us a massive boost both in terms of energy economy and putting us on the short list for this prestigious award.

“They fitted out three of our properties with PV solar panels last year and the benefits are already enormous. When you think of the machines that run here, day and night, to service up to 34 visitors, to generate some of our own electricity is fantastic. We are now awaiting our first guests to use our free new electric car charging point.

“Ian Crabbe and his team are so helpful and obliging – it really is a pleasure doing business with them.”

Mr Crabbe said: “We are delighted to be associated with Hedgehog Corner and are more than happy to visit other establishments to discuss energy saving requirements with them.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

13:04

Twelve crews involved in fight to save thatch properties

Read more
17:00

One of the longest-serving members of the volunteer crew of the RNLI lifeboat, in Lyme Regis, has retired because of work commitments.

Read more

A small-scale mud run has been set up in the wake of the cancellation of East Devon’s popular Rocksolid Race.

Read more

A trio of sleek bobs has become a badge of honour for three youngsters who cut their long locks for the Little Princess Trust charity.

Read more
11:00

Lifeboat supporters in East Devon are in buoyant mood after another bumper fundraising year.

Read more
07:00

Allan Hill has no plans to spend his 80th birthday sipping sherry with his feet up – he’s going to celebrate by jumping out of a plane from 15,000ft.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Musbury Primary School’s PTFA raised more than £500 from its Christmas Luxury Raffle, with all the prizes donated by local businesses.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Schools across East Devon are being reminded that they can arrange year-round outdoor sessions with education rangers from the district council’s Countryside team.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

Following being named by the Alzheimer’s Society as Dementia Friendly Rural Community of the Year 2016, Honiton Dementia Action Alliance is launching an Action on Dementia programme for 2017.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:28

An ‘unprecedented’ disaster that has left a lasting legacy in East Devon

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: -0°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications