Ribble Valley Council looks to support isolated communities with heating bills (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Ribble Valley Council looks to support isolated communities with heating bills
11:17am Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
A COUNCIL is hoping to support residents suffering fuel poverty by bidding for grants.
Ribble Valley Council is aiming to help support residents in isolated rural communities using national schemes like the £20million Green Deal.
The council drafted a report in to the issue which said they would be collating information on local properties.
The Green Deal helps local authorities target areas of inefficiently heated homes street by street.
The Ribble Valley Energy Officer is already in talks with Lancashire County Council colleagues with the aim to submit a bid by the December deadline.
Further funding bids from local groups and charities, parish councils and trusts are also expected to be made with Ribble Valley Council’s help.
A report by housing officer John Barber said: “The cost of fuel is still increasing and those in isolated communities already paying more due to the non availability of mains gas.”
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