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Furnace Stoked To Save Energy

Hundreds of houses in Nuneaton and Bedworth are to be fitted with cavity walls as part of an energy-saving scheme.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, working in association with EAGA Services, are carrying out a scheme of energy saving measures in Furnace Fields.

The scheme is centred on Furnace Road and includes 370 houses with cavity walls. The area covered by the project is a mix of council-owned and private housing.

In addition to the Furnace Fields scheme, the council's housing committee has also agreed to make a further £55,000 available to carry out similar works in other parts of the borough. 

The aim is to help cut fuel bills, keep houses warmer and improve energy efficiency in as many houses as possible.

Ageing boilers with are also to be replaced with new energy efficient models at four of the council's sheltered housing schemes.

Cllr Sheila Hancox, chair of the housing committee, said:

"The council has a duty to encourage savings in energy consumption in all homes in the borough and these schemes are a major contribution towards that aim.

“Further initiatives are planned across the borough and the council is particularly keen to identify people who are having difficulty in meeting with fuel bills.

“There is a direct link between poor health and cold homes and it is our intention to ensure that homes in the borough are properly insulated.

“For owner/occupiers receiving benefits, grants to insulate homes are available for people over 60, households who have a child under the age of 16 or where a disability premium is paid.

“I would urge residents of the borough receiving benefits who may qualify for a grant to telephone Housing Services on 024 7637 6442 for advice."
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CWN / Politics / Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council / 8 Dec 00

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