We were delighted to welcome almost 200 visitors to the hydro this Sunday when we opened our gates as part of the Oxford Open Doors weekend. During our two hour event 198 people took the opportunity to get on site and see the hydro close to. As well also local residents, we were delighted to welcome visitors from across the County and as far afield as the United States. Although we had been able to offer a limited number of guided tours in the past, this was the first time we were able to open up the site to all comers as part of the event. This was in part thanks to a grant from Westmill Solar towards the final section of ballastrading to secure the river edge. Thank you to everyone who came to visit – and to the volunteers who were on hand to welcome visitors and answer their questions.
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.