Share

Dogs Trust to open eco-friendly centre in Essex

Dogs Trust to open eco-friendly centre in Essex
News

Dogs Trust to open eco-friendly centre in Essex

Finance | Kirsty Weakley | 30 Jan 2014

Dogs Trust will open a £7.2m eco-friendly re-homing centre in Essex this summer.

It will be the charity’s 19th re-homing centre and its third to be eco-friendly. A spokeswoman said the charity “has been actively adopting a more eco-friendly approach to its buildings in recent years”.

The charity spent 10 years fundraising and looking for a suitable location in Essex before building work began in February 2013. 

The new re-homing building, called the Wickford Centre will adhere to the BREEAM (BRE Environment Assessment Method) standards and feature biomass boilers, green roofs, recycled rain water system and passive ventilation; like its two existing eco-friendly centres in Loughborough and Shrewsbury. 

The Wickford Centre will be able to house around 120 dogs at any one time and hopes to rehouse 1,000 each year.

Dogs Trust will employ 33 people at the centre and also hopes to recruit between 50 and 60 regular volunteers. So far about 700 local residents have expressed and interest in volunteering.

Paul Wass, project surveyor, said: “There’s a known problem with stray dogs in the area. There are already centres here, but they are at maximum capacity. If we can help with that to get dogs into homes that is great, because this is a community effort.”

Each year Civil Society Media hosts a property conference delivering the latest developments in charity property ownership and occupation, practical tips to ensure you are making the most of your portfolio and plenty of networking opportunities. Find out more details later in the year.
 

 

 

Comments

[Cancel] | Reply to:

Close »

Community Standards

The civilsociety.co.uk community and comments board is intended as a platform for informed and civilised debate.

We hope to encourage a broad range of views, however, there are standards that we expect commentators to uphold. We reserve the right to delete or amend any comments that do not adhere to these standards.

We welcome:

  • Robust but respectful debate
  • Strongly held opinions
  • Intelligent relevant discussion
  • The sharing of relevant experiences
  • New participants

We will not publish:

  • Rude, threatening, offensive, obscene or abusive language, or links to such material
  • Links to commercial organisations or spam postings. The comments board is not an advertising platform
  • The posting of contact details for yourself or others
  • Comments intended for malicious purpose or mindless abuse
  • Comments purporting to be from another person or organisation under false pretences
  • Gratuitous criticism, commentary or self-promotion
  • Any material which breaches copyright or privacy laws, or could be considered libellous
  • The use of the comments board for the pursuit or extension of personal disputes

Be aware:

  • Views expressed on the comments board are left at users’ discretion and are in no way views held or supported by Civil Society Media
  • Comments left by others may not be accurate, do not rely on them as fact
  • You may be misunderstood - sarcasm and humour can easily be taken out of context, try to be clear

Please:

  • Enjoy the opportunity to express your opinion and respect the right of others to express theirs
  • Confine your remarks to issues rather than personalities

Together we can keep our community a polite, respectful and intelligent platform for discussion.

Tags

FRSB and ICO will investigate after Daily Mail makes fresh claims about charities selling contact lists

1 Sep 2015

The Fundraising Standards Board and information regulator have both said that they will investigate "concerning"...

Charities miss out on more than £1bn a year in donations, says survey

28 Aug 2015

Charities that "pester" donors by phone and email are putting people off donating to the tune of £1bn...

Charity bike ride to expand to Bristol and Liverpool in 2016

27 Aug 2015

Nightrider, a charity fundraising bike ride, has announced that it will be expanding into two further...

Home-Start announces the death of its founder Margaret Harrison

1 Sep 2015

Margaret Harrison, founder of the family support charity Home-Start, passed away on Sunday 16 August....

Trustees were paid to review the Halo Trust following CEO's suspension

28 Aug 2015

Two trustees at the Halo Trust were paid a combined total of £120,000 to review the charity’s structural,...

Acevo’s membership increases for the first time in six years

27 Aug 2015

The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations has reported that its membership is up...

Facebook adds 'Donate Now' button

25 Aug 2015

Charities in the UK can now ask their supporters to give directly via Facebook, after the social media...

New website and tagline for Stonewall

21 Aug 2015

Equality charity Stonewall has today revealed its new website and has added the tagline “acceptance...

Royal British Legion launches new mobile compatible website

19 Aug 2015

The Royal British Legion has launched a new mobile-compatible website which it says will “encourage...

Join the discussion

 Twitter button

@CSFinance