Make sure your home is energy efficient

Mendip District CouncilHouseholders in Mendip will be able to feel the warmth this winter with new energy saving measures being offered to residents.

The second part of a new domestic energy saving scheme is being introduced across Mendip targeting Street, Wells and the rural villages thanks to close working between Mendip District Council and The Mark Group.

The first stage of the energy saving scheme was rolled out in Shepton Mallet, Frome and  Glastonbury earlier this month and following the success of this scheme, The Mark Group and Mendip District Council have teamed up to provide the same opportunity to Wells, Street and the Mendip villages. The council had good evidence that homes in central Frome, Shepton and Glastonbury were most in need and the first part of an energy saving scheme covered these areas with help from the South West Energy Trust. In order that others didn’t miss out on making important savings The Mark Group will aim their similar scheme to the rest of the district.

A mail out to all households will be followed up by visits to see if residents want to know more about the scheme and, if appropriate, energy saving measures can be installed by approved contractors, often at no cost to the householder.

The council’s home energy efficiency officer Andy Eisenhauer  said “We are helping to promote the scheme as we think that there will be benefits to local householders and with the weather turning colder everyone needs to stay warm and save energy. After the success of the scheme in the three Mendip pilot towns, we’re now rolling the scheme out across Mendip.”

Nigel Woollcombe-Adams, portfolio holder for Built Environment said: “This is a great new scheme that is being introduced in Mendip and with the weather, finally, on the turn I urge local residents to get involved. This scheme will not only save you energy but also save you pounds.”

More information about the scheme can be provided by contacting the council’s Private Sector Housing Team on 01749 341399