Alkane and the Community

Living our Values - Social Responsibility

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Alkane takes its responsibilities to local communities and the wider environment very seriously. These include not only ensuring compliance with evolving environmental legislation, but also minimizing our impact on areas of ecological interest and on areas which are important to local communities.

When developing new sites Alkane works closely with Local Authorities and community groups to minimize the environmental impact through discussions on equipment location, wildlife conservation measures or replanting programmes.

Once in full operation the impact on local communities is kept to a minimum. The automatic nature of the generating equipment requires little traffic to site and as the generation equipment is sited within an insulated container, noise pollution is kept to a minimum.

The Group also looks to support charities local to our operations.  Our focus is on supporting smaller local charities who may struggle for funding.


Alkane's 2016 Local Community Support:

  • £130 donated to to support Homeless and Vulnerable People in the community

Alkane's 2015 Local Community Support:

  • £285 donated to to support Homeless and Vulnerable People in the community
  • £250 donated to The Donna Louise Children's Hospice Trust to support children with life-limiting conditions
  • £100 to support the Notts Guided Walks Partnership
  • £250 donated to Barnsley Hospice which is close to our Grimethorpe, Hickleton and Houghton Main sites
  • £250 donated via our CEO who rode the 35m Salt Tower Shaker in aid of Cyclists Fighting Cancer
  • £250 donated to in support of Barry Collins who completed the Three Peaks Challenge
  • £100 to support Nottingham Hospitals Charity Helipad Appeal

Alkane's 2014 Local Community Support:

  • £250 split between the RNLI and Child Bereavement UK in support of the Milligan Charitable Bike Ride
  • £250 donated to the National Coal Mining Museum at Caphouse Colliery towards the creation of a Miners' Memorial Garden
  • £250 donated towards Weston Park Cancer Charity, Sheffield in support of employee sponsorship
  • £50 prize given in support of the 'Do it for Framework Day' BBQ event held at Edwinstowe House
  • The Britannia Leek & District Show received a £300 donation towards the 2014 show
  • £250 donation to the Cyclists Fighting Cancer Charity
  • £50 donation to Edwinstowe & The Dukeries Lions Club towards a new hut for the pre-school group
  • £50 donation to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice by supporting a Tandem Skydive
  • £100 donation to Cancer Research UK in support of employee sponsorship
  • Ongoing support for Bilthorpe Fisheries by supplying free electricity - read the article

Alkane's 2013 Local Community Support:

  • Whitepeak Construction Ltd, a civil engineering contractor, received sponsorship of £250 for a parachute jump
  • A donation of £250 was given to the John Eastwood Hospice based at Kings Mill Hospital, Mansfield
  • £500 sponsorship to the Calverton Under 12s Girls football squad for their 2013 kit
  • The Britannia Leek & District Show received a £300 donation towards the show held on 27 July 2013
  • Alkane hosted a commemorative service on 30 July 2013 and unveiled a permanent memorial stone at its Markham Site to remember the 106 men who lost their lives in the mining disasters of 1937, 1938 and 1973
  • The Dukeries Food Bank at Ollerton were provided with £170 worth of food purchased from the Alkane Charity Tin 
  • £250 donated to Maltby F.C. for the Kick-Off Project initiative to help 7-11 year olds improve in areas of education
  • A hamper was provided to the Biddulph Moor Community Association for their Christmas 2013 Raffle
  • Alkane is pleased to sponsor Winnington Park RFC Under 13s for the 2013/14 season and has donated £500 to the club
  • The Nottinghamshire Guided Walks Partnership received £250 to support the publication of the 2014 Guided Walks booklet
  • Clowne Community Junior Football Club were given a hamper for their Christmas 2013 Raffle in support of their club


For further information regarding the Nottinghamshire Guided Walks Project and how Alkane supported this group of wildlife enthusiasts, please click here

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