Council tops poll for help to heat homes

A new survey says North Tyneside Council is topping the tables helping residents heat their homes.

The council has been placed fourth in the UK in assisting households to access free energy efficiency measures.

The project, funded by the government’s Technology Strategy Board, found the council does ‘well’, scoring 85 out of a possible 100, for signposting residents to access free cavity wall and loft insulation and reducing electricity consumption.

Coun John Stirling, cabinet member for sustainable development, said: “It is a priority for North Tyneside Council to tackle fuel poverty and we continue to work extremely hard to ensure residents take advantage of energy saving initiatives available to them.

“We recently appointed Warm Zone to deliver such measures and I would urge those who haven’t already to see if they’re eligible for grants to pay for heating improvements. As well as helping to reduce fuel bills, it is important homes are properly heated and insulated to ensure the health and wellbeing of our residents.”

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