Council secures £1 million grant to help tackle fuel poverty
The council has been awarded a £1 million Government grant to improve the energy efficiency of more than 100 council homes.
The grant, from the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero's Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund, has been match-funded by the council to ensure the work can be carried out free of charge for tenants.
The council has joined forces with energy company E.ON to carry out the work, which involves fitting external wall insulation to homes to improve energy efficiency and lower tenants' bills.
E.ON has now started contacting tenants to arrange surveys of the eligible homes, with the external wall insulation set to installed later this year.
You can find out more information about the council's partnership with E.ON, external wall insulation and the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund on the energy company's website.