Sennen Churchtown Hall:
Environmental Policy

Sennen Churchtown Hall committee (SCTH) is committed to protecting and actively promoting the
improvement of the local environment.
The committee will ensure that environmental priorities are integrated into the decisions it takes on
all its services and developments and will seek to:
1) Make the most efficient use of energy. It will endeavour to use the minimum quantities of energy
possible in accordance with the safe and efficient operation of its heating, lighting, plant and
machinery. It will, from time to time, review its energy sources, energy using appliances and energy
efficiency with a view to causing the least environmental impact. It will monitor consumption and
eliminate excessive or unnecessary use. It will communicate to hirers and staff the means by which
energy may be conserved, e.g. closing doors.
2) It will ensure that the potential environmental impact of the building project will be assessed and
minimised. This will include, where possible, methods of construction which make best use of
resources; designs which result in low maintenance and high energy efficiency and the use of
building materials from sustainable sources such as solar energy and timber. It will encourage
volunteers, hirers and staff to use and operate the building correctly to conserve energy and
minimise waste.
3) Encourage those using the hall to walk, cycle and use public or communal transport as
alternatives to the private car. With the proposed new development, It will provide safe cycle
storage and aim to provide information about public transport through Committee members and
the booking clerk.
4) Minimise and where possible eliminate all forms of pollution, using biodegradable chemicals
where possible, and minimising use of solvents and lead-based paints. Users will be encouraged to
avoid creating noise pollution, especially at night.
5) Use the minimum quantities of water possible in accordance with its activities and ensure that
the water it uses is both supplied and disposed of, in the purest condition possible, meeting
statutory requirements. It will reduce leakage and eliminate excessive or unnecessary use, e.g.
through avoiding unnecessary flushing of urinals when the hall is not in use. It will communicate to
users and staff the need to conserve water e.g. turning taps off after use.
6) Avoid waste and with the proposed new development, encourage the appropriate conservation,
re-use and recycling of resources. It will re-use and recycle materials as far as possible and, if this is
impractical, disposal by a means which will have the least impact on the environment and conforms
to statutory requirements. It will encourage users and staff to minimise waste, including the
provision of separate disposal facilities for recycling glass, tins and paper.
7) Protect the grounds from fouling by placing a dog waste disposal bin along the footpath and when
necessary provide notices encouraging walkers to pick up their dog waste.8) Promote a sense of responsibility and understanding for the environment and participation in
environmental issues, by raising user and staff awareness, by information provision and open
consultation with the local community.
9) It will seek, where possible, to purchase from local or regional suppliers and employ regional
firms, in order to maximise input to the local community and minimise carbon emissions from
10) Protect the health and well-being of all staff and visitors and continue to review, improve and
safeguard the quality of SCT village hall.
11) Monitor, review and where possible improve performance each year with positive action on any
areas of non-compliance.
Plicy written by Jane Atkinson March 2018
Checked by
Signed by
Update due March 2019