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RESIDENTS who still use coal are being encouraged to apply for a grant for new gas heating.

Wakefield Council’s home energy team is offering full funding to install gas central heating in homes where solid fuel is still the main source of heating.

The grant is available - subject to certain criteria - to owner occupied or private rented properties in the Hemsworth, South Elmsall and South Kirkby wards. Households are eligible if they have council tax bands A-C and are in receipt of free or reduced cost medical prescriptions or are over 60. Anyone not eligible may qualify for a discount and an interest free loan.

To apply, e-mail eat@wakefield.gov.uk or call 0844 9020222 to be put on the waiting list.