Energy Saving Week
Energy Saving Week is fast approaching and this year the Energy Saving Trust is focusing on households and 'how to take back control of your energy bills'.
Please visit the Energy Saving Trust website for further details.
You do NOT need to be on benefits
· You do NOT need to be over 70
· Save up to £265 a year on your fuel bills
For a limited period only, Rockwarm Insulation – in partnership with East Staffordshire Borough Council– are offering FREE home insulation for East Staffordshire Borough Council residents only.
Rockwarm say ...
Why are we doing this? What’s the catch?
• There is no catch!
• This is our quieter time of year – and we want to keep our local installers busy and not have to make redundancies
• As we are a local family run business – we can make savings by doing local work (we won’t be spending so much on diesel for local jobs)
• We are reducing our travel time in between jobs – by insulating local homes.
SO – we are passing on these savings to you, which means we can do the job for free (plus a grant from EDF Energy)
The terms and conditions are:
• Free cavity wall insulation for all properties up to 120mtrs in size (with a normal 75mm cavity)
• Free loft insulation for all properties up to 80mtrs in size (that have less than 60mm of insulation existing – ie FREE 200mm and 250mm top ups)
• This promotion closes at the end of November 2011
• This offer is only for private homeowners or private renting residents in East Staffordshire Borough Council
CALL ROCKWARM NOW TO ARRANGE YOUR FREE HOME INSULATION SURVEY ON 02476 345554 OR CALL FREE ON 0800 132689
East Staffordshire Borough Council are NOT funding this offer
East Staffs Borough Council in co-operation with Trent and Dove housing Association are creating an exemplar property in Burton
The home will be an exhibition of Energy Efficiency and Fire Safety. The property will be full of interactive information and suggestions of ideas that you could install within your own property to save you money and keep you safe.
We will be providing free giveaways, competitions and help to everyone who visits.
The property will be open for the public to view from November 2011. Drop in sessions will be held at the house, 1pm-3pm, Monday to Saturday.
The property will also incorporate meeting room facilities which local community groups will be invited to use free of charge. We will also aim to accommodate out of hours visits from groups/organisations whenever possible.
Watch this space for Twitter and Facebook.
If you would like to become involved with this or feel that you could contribute to the success of this project in any way, please feel free to get in touch.
We are looking for
Home Energy Checks
We are pleased to announce that as part of the Total Place Strategy, the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will shortly be rolling out Home Energy Efficiency Checks in the Anglesey ward. These checks will determine where in the home, individuals can save energy and money, by installing simple energy efficiency measures.
The surveys will direct people to available assistance, as many people may be eligible for grants to provide measures such as home insulation.
These surveys will be undertaken and delivered by the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, in conjunction with Fire Service Home Fire Risk Checks. Come along on the 18th to learn how these will be delivered in the Anglesey area and how they will work. The scheme will be starting shortly.
The energy efficiency checks will be trialled in the Anglesey area initially, although the intention is to roll them out across the whole of East Staffordshire.
Did you know that persons in receipt of certain benefits may be eligible for support under the Warm Front Scheme, the Government’s main grant-funded programme for tackling fuel poverty? This grant scheme provides a package of energy efficiency and heating measures up to the value of £3,500 and can be accessed through www.warmfront.co.uk or 0800 316 2805.
Other agencies that may be able to help include:
For any further up to date information please contact email@example.com visit our webpage at www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk/services/climatechange or call 01283 508483.
There are a number of nationwide cycle schemes that your organisation can sign up to which allow staff to purchase bicycles through salary sacrifice, which allows them to save on the cost of the bike. ESBC is signed up to Cycle Scheme which supports local businesses, although there are other schemes available. Employees are then required to use their bike to travel to work for some of the time.
We lend energy monitors to staff on a weekly basis to allow them to calculate their own carbon footprint. This has provided us with very positive results. follow this link for more information