Website Mailing List

Over the past month, we’ve looked at ways to improve communication with visitors to our website – not just to our own members but also to other interested parties who may share an appreciation of renewable energy and in particular, our hydro scheme at Ludlow. With this in mind and to set expectations, here is a quick summary of our new and ongoing approach to web communication:

  1. Generation Figures – The online chart displaying our monthly hydro generation figures, is updated during the first couple of business working days, each calendar month.
  2. Membership Matters – Sharenergy will continue to contact our members individually via email on an ad hoc basis, with details about interest payments and capital repayment plans.
  3. Website Mailing List – Rather than expect you to regularly visit our website to check for news updates, we have introduced some automation to the process (as outlined below).

We are pleased to announce that the ‘Subscribe to mailing list’ feature has now been activated. Sharenergy originally ran this service for a short while during the feasibility stage of the Ludlow Hydro Co-Operative. As such, if you were an early subscriber, you may already be receiving our update alerts? However, the process has been closed to new subscribers for several years but has now been reinstated by Sharenergy. So, why not sign-up to receive notification of our occasional news updates? You will find the opt-in box below the ‘Latest News’ summary on this webpage.

For security purposes we use a “double opt-in” process – simply enter your email address and then click on the link within the automated email that will be sent to you. That’s it! It’s as simple as that and there is no charge for the service. Sharenergy manage the mailing list for us and your details will only be used for the outlined purpose – they have a published Data Privacy Policy.

Of course, we recognise that automation is not for everyone! As such, ad hoc visitors to our website are also always welcome – regardless of how you came to hear about us. With this in mind, we hope you enjoy the applied changes and we encourage you to use our new ‘Subscribe to mailing list’ service to ensure you are one of the first to receive our future news updates. Either way, don’t forget to visit the website from time to time, to check for further changes. Many thanks for your continued interest and, for supporting the work of the Ludlow Hydro Co-Operative.

Website Updates (June 2019)

A number of further significant changes have been made to our website over the past month. These have included a mixture of Phase 2 ‘business as usual’ revisions, along with some more complex and time consuming, preliminary Phase 3 updates:

  1. Home – Our Phase 2 ‘business as usual’ changes have included revisions to the 3D chart, bringing it up-to-date with our latest hydro-electric generation statistics.
  2. The Scheme – For quick and comparative reference, additional charts have been created which map our hydro-electric generation on a year-by-year basis.
  3. Gallery – A new online gallery has been created, initially containing circa 50 photographs that showcase the construction phase of our hydro infrastructure.
  4. About Us – This page has been updated to include more historical background information about the settlement of Ludford; the physical home of our hydro-plant.
  5. Downloads – Further ‘Additional Related-Interest Information Links’ have been added to this page, to widen the appeal of our website and its content.

Over the coming months, we will continue to update the hydro generation chart with our monthly renewable energy outputs. In addition to this, we will also be working on the feasibility plans for some further, more complex and aspirational updates to the website. If these subsequently come to fruition, they will form a continuation of our Phase 3 updates, for ad hoc delivery sometime in the future.

In the meantime, once again, we hope you enjoy the applied changes and don’t forget to visit the website from time to time, to check for further updates. Many thanks for your continued interest and, for supporting the work of the Ludlow Hydro Co-Operative.

Website Updates (May 2019)

It gives us great pleasure to confirm that the Phase 1 website updates are now complete. Here is a taste of some of the changes that have been applied over the past month:

  1. Home – This page has been revamped to provide a succinct summary of who we are as an organisation in 2019, our potted history and our objectives for the future. Features include a new banner graphic of Ludford Mill, a 3D chart showing up-to-date hydro-electric generation figures and links to related-interest websites, including a satellite view of the LHC’s operation at Ludford Mill.
  2. The Scheme – This page has been rewritten to bring it up-to-date with our operation in 2019. Features include updated photos, additional schematic drawings, a performance summary and the relocation of our Vimeo video from the Home page.
  3. News – Whilst there have been no significant changes here, we have shared news of our website plans and outlined the approach to our implementation of those changes.
  4. About Us – This page has been restructured with director profiles now sitting behind, rather than alongside, each photo. The list of directors has also been brought up-to-date to reflect changes in appointment agreed at the recent AGM. New features include a location map and updated photo of Ludford Mill.
  5. Downloads – This page has been completely revamped. Broken links have been repaired and a large amount of new content has been added. New features include access to previous AGM meeting packs, key documents and related-interest topics.

Following the success of this implementation, we are pleased to report that Phase 2 of our delivery is now underway. Being our ‘business as usual’ phase, this will include monthly updates to the Generation Figures chart, to enable members and interested parties, to keep track of our progress in hydro-electric generation throughout the year.

We will also be working on feasibility plans for some further more complex enhancements to the website. If these subsequently come to fruition, they will form our Phase 3 updates, for ad hoc delivery sometime in the future. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the applied changes and don’t forget to visit the website again from time to time, to check for further updates. Many thanks for your continued interest and, for supporting the work of the Ludlow Hydro Co-Operative.

Website Updates (April 2019)

When we first launched the Ludlow Hydro Co-Operative website in 2013, it was designed to promote the launch of the Co-Operative and to share news about the group’s plans to generate hydro-electricity from the Horseshoe Weir at Ludlow.

Things have moved on since then and, over the coming months (building on the success of that original undertaking), we will be bringing the website content up-to-date with news of the Co-Operative’s fully operational work, as it stands today in 2019.  The updates will be applied, following a phased delivery plan:

  • Phase 1 – Apply basic updates immediately to bring the site up-to-date.
  • Phase 2 – Apply ad hoc ‘Business As Usual’ updates throughout the year.
  • Phase 3 – Apply more ambitious updates once more detailed feasibility work has been conducted.

Following the Co-Operative’s AGM last month (26/03/2019), we are happy to report that Phase 1 is now underway.  Please bear with us, as we apply further updates over the coming months and don’t forget to revisit the website from time to time, to check for changes.  In the meantime, many thanks for your continued interest and, for supporting the work of the Ludlow Hydro Co-Operative.