Funding of £3.2 million granted to improve heating in cold homes

September 28 2015

VULNERABLE householders in South Gloucestershire whose heating is inefficient and costly will have new gas central heating installed after a successful bid for Government funding.

VULNERABLE householders in South Gloucestershire whose heating is inefficient and costly will have new gas central heating installed after a successful bid for Government funding.

Council leaders in the district led a consortium of five local authorities that received more than £3.2 million for work to a total of about 1,000 properties currently heated by on-peak electric systems.

The least energy efficient homes will be improved first, getting the latest condensing combination boilers fitted.

Heather Goddard, chairwoman of South Gloucestershire’s communities committee, said: “We are delighted that our bid has been successful. 

“The most vulnerable residents will be targeted first to ensure they are provided with heating systems which are fuel efficient. Not only will they keep their properties warm during the colder months but their energy bills will also be lower.”