The Energy and Home support team aims to help residents of Newark and Sherwood District to live in warm comfortable homes, ensuring that those most in need achieve affordable warmth and a better quality of life.
We do this by:
- Giving energy advice
- Advising of offers and grants available from Government schemes
- Working with the other local councils in an Energy Partnership (LAEP)
- Seeking funding opportunities to support residents with the cost of installing energy efficiency measures
Keep up to date with the latest energy news.
Beware of bogus callers – Ollerton
We have been informed today (7 February 2017) about a door to door caller who is saying that his company is working in partnership with the district council and is offering free installation of air source heat pumps.
This is not a scheme that we are involved with.
Our advice is to never buy goods or services from door to door callers. Never give out any personal information.
If unsure don’t open the door!
Be an energy shopper
The goenergyshopping website, provides impartial guidance for consumers on understanding bills and annual statements, reading meters, how to be more energy efficient, and how to compare energy tariffs to calculate how much could be saved by switching suppliers.
Who to call in a power cut?
105 is the new number to call if you have a power cut.
It's free of charge and will put you through to your local network operator who can give you help and advice.
Get the lowdown...www.powercut105.com/
Solid Wall Insulation
The Government backed ECO incentive is available again and you could receive up to £1,500 towards the cost of the work applying a Solid Wall Insulation system.
To find out more go to http://www.westvillegroup.co.uk/external-wall-insulation/ or telephone Westville Insulation Company on 01623 744451.
How much do your gadgets cost to run?
It might be worthwhile checking out how much your new electrical item is going to cost to run.
Partnership with Severn Trent Water
Would a water meter save you money?
Letters are being sent to properties in the district which could potentially save money by moving to a water meter.
42 people have signed up as of 15 Dec and will be saving money next year on their water payments.
Further funding for the Green Deal has now ceased
In light of low take-up and concerns about industry standards there will be no further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company, in a move to protect taxpayers.
For more details on the closure of the scheme see the announcement at Gov.UK
Are you paying more than you need to?
It is now easier than ever to choose the best energy deal. Find out how at Sherwood and Newark Citizens Advice.
For more information on how to save money on your energy bills call 01623 861 769 to request an energy bills appointment.
This service offers free independent, confidential and impartial advice.