South Somerset Council funds energy advice for Chard and surrounding villages

23 December 2016

Residents of Chard and surrounding villages in Somerset are eligible for free support and advice to help keep their homes warm and healthy this winter as well as to help cut their fuel bills.

The Warmer Homes Chard and Villages project will work with volunteers trained in energy-efficiency to help reduce the number of households in fuel poverty in the area. The project is being delivered in a partnership between CSE and Chard's own Home Energy Centre, and is supported by South Somerset District Council.

Phillip Morris, the project manager at CSE said; "While many of the homes in Chard and the surrounding area are very beautiful, we know from experience that they are often very hard to heat to a healthy level at an affordable price. We are really pleased to be working with the Home Energy Centre to help local residents to make their homes more efficient and get the best possible deal from their energy supplier.

Councillor Carol Goodall, Chair of Area West Committee said “South Somerset District Council’s Area West Committee Members are happy to support the Warmer Chard & Villages initiative with a grant. The project aligns with two focuses of the Council Plan; tackling fuel poverty and helping householders and businesses to cut energy use and adapt to climate change.”

If you live in or around Chard and want free information and guidance about how to reduce your energy costs or keep you home warm, contact us on 0800 082 2234 during office hours or drop in to the Home Energy Centre on the High Street in Chard.

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