Storm Doris has been keeping us busy here at Osney Lock Hydro, filling the river with twigs and leaves which are then finding their way into the trash screen. Throughout the autumn and winter, our team of volunteers visit the hydro daily and remove any debris from the trash screen which prevents items entering into the hydro. Usually this is nothing more than a twig or two, although we’ve also found black sacks, buckets, logs and on one occasion, a leek. However, the recent strong winds have brought down large quantities twigs into the river, and we’ll be working over the weekend to remove the build up and clear the trash screen. Osney Lock Hydro is entirely volunteer run. If you’d like to join our team in a regular, or ad hoc role, do let us know.
Pledge target reached in just 9 days!
16 April 2013
Wow! We’ve hit our pledge target in just 9 days! Given the phenomenal response to the share offer we are now reassessing our financial model to calculate the potential to accept a greater level of investment. This would enable us to reduce the level of loans taken out to fund the project.
We currently estimate we expect to increase the amount of investment we can accept, however we want to take advice and will announce our final decision on the website as soon as possible.
Investment reaches £150,000 in first week
15 April 2013
We have been bowled over by the phenomenal interest we have received in the first seven days since the share offer launched. Pledging via the website started within minutes of the offer going live, and has continued steadily ever since – with almost £50,000 pledged via the site on Sunday alone. Of the £219,00o pledge to date – over £150,000 has been received as applications.
Thank you to everyone for your amazing support of the project.