£30k for energy help

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MORE than 650 homes in South Kirkby will be eligible for help with home insulation after Wakefield Council secured £30,000 of funding.

The money will fund an energy awareness campaign in the Holmsley area of the town, which will include home insulation and energy advice surveys to 679 homes.

Wakefield Council, which is running the project with Groundwork Wakefield, secured the funding from the Department for Energy and Climate Change’s Local Energy Assessment Fund (LEAF).

Dominion Training and South Kirkby Community Association are also involved in the scheme, which has already started and will run until the end of March.

Coun Denise Jeffery, cabinet member for regeneration and economic growth, said: “This funding is a great success in helping Holmsley residents to be more energy efficient and save money on their bills.

“In addition to providing home insulation and energy advice surveys to local residents, households will also receive energy saving reports advising them how to be more energy efficient and save money on their fuel bills.”

Energy advice surveys will be provided by 25 community volunteers, trained to City and Guilds level in energy awareness/fuel poverty.

For more information contact Wakefield Council’s Home Energy Team on 08449 020222.

Or for more information about the team, and how you can reduce your energy costs, visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/energy