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Council offers discounted insulation grants

West Oxfordshire District Council is offering discounted insulation schemes so that residents can improve the energy efficiency of their homes and keep the costs of energy bills down.

For only £99* householders will be able to have cavity wall or loft insulation fitted, normally this would cost between £150 and £500. Anyone aged 70 or over, and those in receipt or certain state benefits, may qualify to have the work done free.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment said, “After such a long cold winter we are all very aware of the high costs of heating bills and so we hope that many people will take advantage of this excellent offer. With reduced heating bills residents will soon get their money back and will make savings year after year. As well as reducing fuel bills, insulation helps protect the environment so overall it's a win-win situation.”

The District Council is able to offer the energy incentive scheme by working in partnership with the United Sustainable Energy Agency (USEA) based in Milton Keynes.

The incentive is managed by USEA's Cocoon service. To get started householders can contact the Cocoon website: www.cocoonyourhome.co.uk or call 0800 8048777 and ask for the West Oxfordshire Special. Lines are open 8am - 9pm Monday to Friday.

*Residents may have to pay more if the property is larger than average or if access is difficult or extra vents are required.

Posted : 17/03/2010 10:33:26

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