Wakefield Council’s pioneering Low Carbon Communities scheme is now active in North Elmsall, Upton, Ryhill and Havercroft. Homeowners and private tenants from these four villages now have a fantastic opportunity to improve their home energy efficiency, reduce their fuel bills and do their bit for the environment.
Wakefield Low Carbon Communities offers residents free cavity wall and loft insulation regardless of their age, household income and property size. There are also opportunities to link to other key public services including: home fire safety checks, free or discounted central heating schemes and benefits advice. The project works on a first come first served basis and will only run for as long as funding is available.
The Council is delivering Low Carbon Communities in partnership with energy conservation specialists, Yorkshire Energy Services who have already completed over 3000 installations in the first two years of the scheme.
Chris Hirst from Thornes signed up last year and now encourages other Wakefield residents to reap the benefits of a warmer home.
‘I would highly recommend this scheme. If anyone ever asks me I would just say go for it! The fact that it is available to everyone regardless of their circumstances means that people who would usually not be eligible can now benefit. Also from a green perspective, a lot of people will get insulation installed who probably wouldn’t have considered it. It’s a great idea and I feel privileged to have been involved.’
If you live in the North Elmsall, Upton, Ryhill or Havercroft and want to register for free home insulation, contact the Wakefield Low Carbon Communities helpline on freephone 0800 408 1578 or email email@example.com