Easingwold Residents Get Help With Heating Bills
8:49am 7th January 2013
An area of Hambleton district has won £47,000 in Renewable Heat Vouchers to help residents not on mains gas to save money and energy by fitting wood boilers, heat pumps or solar hot water heating.
Hambleton District Council say they are working with Yorkshire Energy Partnership on a project to help residents from 20 villages around Easingwold to invest in renewable heating systems, designed to significantly reduce heating bills and carbon emissions.
The government’s Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) Communities Fund will help residents from local villages with money towards the purchase of a sustainable heating system – especially important for villages where homes have no access to mains gas so rely on expensive fuels such as oil, LPG or electricity to heat their homes, say Hambleton District Council.
Residents who benefit from this scheme will also be eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive which will continue to provide income for seven years from summer 2013, say the council.
Villages in the project area include Aldwark, Allerston, Alne, Asenby, Bagby, Baldersby, Brafferton, Coxwold, Crayke, Cundall, Easingwold, Ellenthorpe, Flawith, Flaxby, Goldsborough, Helperby, Huby, Humberton, Husthwaite, Linton on Ouse, Milby, Myton on Swale, Newton on Ouse, Norton Le Clay, Oulston, Pilmoor, Raskelf, Scotton, Scrayingham, Sessay, Stillington, Sutton on the Forest, Sutton under Whitestonecliffe, Thirkleby, Tholthorpe, Tollerton and Youlton.
“This exciting project will help householders significantly reduce their fuel bills and their environmental impact – especially those living in rural villages which are off the mains gas network,” said Sophie Smith, Renewables Coordinator at Yorkshire Energy Partnership.
“We will be working with the Northern Renewables Network - set up to make sure people receive expert renewable energy advice using locally-based contractors and discounted high-quality products.”
Bryony Wilford, Hambleton District Council’s Sustainable Development Officer added,
“The offer is open to all residents around the Easingwold area on a first-come, first-served basis, so we are urging them to contact Yorkshire Energy Partnership as soon as possible on 01904 545 020 to benefit from this funding. YEP will advise householders which technology is best for them, and help them through the decision and installation process.”
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