Thurrock part of cross-regional project
The LoCASE (Low Carbon Across the South East) project, operated by Thurrock Council is going from strength to strength with £2.6m in grants approved since February 2016.
From the latest in air conditioning units for village halls, public relations consultancy for tissue paper manufacturers; superb new refrigeration unit upgrades for suppliers to the pharmaceutical and food industry, to money saving, energy efficient, LED lighting, there is so much that the LoCASE project can help small and medium sized businesses with.
As part of this project LoCASE have organised a first of a kind Innovations in Low Emissions Showcase event at Basildon’s Wat Tyler Park on March 15 – to showcase the many exciting developments being made within the fast moving low emissions sector.
The aim is to highlight the many advances and innovations that are taking place, with a focus on low emissions vehicles.
From HGV’s tractors, vans and cars, through to electric Scooters and electric Bikes – along with innovative units which when fitted to any vehicle will reduce harmful emissions to virtually nil, to companies offering other alternatives to ‘conventional’ transport options, as well as businesses supplying the infrastructure that will allow this sector to develop and grow.
LoCASE (Low Carbon Across the South East), is proud to host an event offering a real opportunity to ‘SHOWCASE’ the latest advances and developments being made in this on-trend, exciting business sector.
Reduction in emissions by businesses benefitting from the LoCASE project amounts to thousands of tonnes saved annually, along with thousands of pounds saved on energy bills.
Through the LoCASE project, last year Thurrock’s Spectrum Vehicle Repairers Group were awarded £10,000 for two of their businesses to help reduce their carbon footprint.
Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Cllr Mark Coxshall said: “I’m so pleased Thurrock businesses are accessing this funding available to them.
“Through the support this project provides, businesses can make longer-term savings after becoming more energy efficient, and it was a pleasure to visit a local firm and see how the grant can, and will, make a difference.”
Other Thurrock businesses benefitting from the LoCASE Project include:
l Little J’s Nursery, Grays
l E. Christian and Co. Limited, Grays
l Bannister Combined Storage, Tilbury
The LoCASE project is a partnership project between Thurrock Council, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Kent County Council, East Sussex County Council, Essex County Council and the University of Brighton.