Partnership looking to heat up borough’s homes

Left to right: Paul Nelson, council's environmental sustainability manager, Coun John Stirling and Alan Milburn, North Tyneside Warm Zone director, outside Charlton Court, Monkseaton, which will be getting its walls insulated.
Left to right: Paul Nelson, council's environmental sustainability manager, Coun John Stirling and Alan Milburn, North Tyneside Warm Zone director, outside Charlton Court, Monkseaton, which will be getting its walls insulated.
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A new energy efficiency partnership is aiming to help residents enjoy a ‘warmer, wealthier and healthier home’.

North Tyneside Council has appointed Warm Zone to deliver energy improvements in the borough’s homes.

The not-for-profit company has secured national funding to enable full or partial grants to be awarded for the installation of central heating, cavity wall and loft insulation or improvements, and solid wall insulation.

Coun John Stirling, cabinet member for sustainable development, said: “I am delighted this scheme is under way.

“We know residents are worrying about utility bills and I would therefore urge them to take advantage of this initiative; it can save households hundreds of pounds.

“Through the scheme, residents can also ask Warm Zone if they’re entitled to any other or additional financial support such as housing or council tax benefit.

“As well as help with costs, as the colder weather sets in, it is also vital homes are properly heated to ensure the health and wellbeing of our residents.”

Alan Milburn, North Tyneside Warm Zone director, said: “There’s never been a better time to try and save energy and save money.

“Please get in touch with us now before winter really starts.”

Residents can find out if they are eligible by calling (0191) 223 4199, texting ‘warm’ to 80800, or emailing enquiries@warmzones.co.uk