UK360 Terry Wogan 24/01/12

Posted by CommunityChannelTV

31 January 2012, 03:32

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Presented by Terry Wogan.

UK360 brings you the most inspiring community stories from across the UK, about people and projects that are changing lives and local areas for the better. Tune in each fortnight to find out about communities that are positively improving neighbourhoods from the grass-roots up.

This episode of UK360 starts by looking at The People’s Supermarket, 'run by the people, for the people' in Holborn, Central London, that now boasts well over 1000 members all donating four hours a week of their time in return for a discount on their shopping. This project has inspired similar co-ops up and down the country.

To celebrate over 100,000 hours of young people's environmental action, Community Space Challenge led young people in Goole, Yorkshire in making a new wildlife pond for the local community. UK360 shows how this project has seen young people in 70 neighbourhoods across England transform neglected public spaces for the good of the community.

UK360 also showcases a bourgeoning renewable energy project by Pavegen, generating energy from people stepping on tiles. To stay updated with this exciting social enterprise, visit their website.

Residents of the tiny Scottish Island of Eigg have set themselves the target of halving their energy consumption. They’ve installed a new electricity supply from a combination of hydro, solar and wind power. To read more about how the 95 Eiggers are determined to learn to use less energy, visit their website. This project was part of the Ashden Awards.

UK360’s next film highlights the work of the Bristol Bike Project. As thousands of bikes are thrown away every year in the UK, the project’s aim is simple: take in unwanted bikes, show people how to repair them, and give them to people who need them. 

Age UK are offering Computer Club classes for older people in communities across the UK, giving them an insight into how to use the Internet. UK360 hears from one lady, who with the superb help, patience and knowledge of her instructor, began to use the Internet and hasn’t looked back.

To find out how you can volunteer in your local area and make a difference, visit the volunteer section of Community Channel's website and enter your postcode.

If you’d like to know more about UK360, visit our page for more information. You can also subscribe to our show on YouTube to catch all our episodes online. We’re always scouting for great community films and volunteers, so drop us an email at to speak to someone about getting involved.

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