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Keep warm this winter with free cavity wall and loft insulation
Scarborough Borough Council has teamed up with Yorkshire Energy
Partnership to offer free home insulation to all borough
The Wrapping up Yorkshire scheme, launched today in Scarborough,
is a new move to tackle fuel poverty and keep the cold at bay
during the freezing winter months while also helping people to save
money on their fuel bills.
Subject to a free, no obligation home survey, householders can
get free loft and cavity wall insulation in their homes, on a
first-come first-served basis. The scheme is open to all private
homeowners, including landlords who live in the borough of
Scarborough, Filey and Whitby and is being funded by national
energy providers with the support of Scarborough Borough Council
and Yorkshire Energy Partnership.
Andrew Rowe, Scarborough Borough Council’s Housing Manager hopes
this free initiative will be much welcomed at a time of increased
“This is the first ‘free to all’ insulation scheme we’ve been
able to offer to our residents, unlike previous initiatives, we are
not bound by criteria regarding age group or income. Quite simply,
provided your loft has less than 60mm of existing insulation, the
offer is open to all homeowners and landlords, so we’re expecting a
lot of interest. Even if you do have more than 60mm of loft
insulation, you’ll still be eligible for free cavity wall
insulation - so everyone can benefit.”
Councillor Bill Chatt, the Cabinet Member with responsibility
for housing, property maintenance, public health and sustainability
also warmly welcomes this initiative:
“Insulating your home is the best way to keep your home warmer
in winter and is the best way to keep your fuels bills down.
“We hope this offer will be snapped up by anyone still living in
a home without cavity wall insulation or with inadequate loft
According to the Energy Saving Trust, a house can lose up to 60%
of its heating through its walls and roof and insulation can help
householders save up to £310* per year on their energy bills.
For more information or to claim your FREE insulation, call
Yorkshire Energy Partnership on 01904 554406 quoting ‘Wrapping up
This scheme will also help achieve Scarborough Borough Council’s
climate change commitments by reducing the amount of energy we
consume in our homes and the amount of carbon dioxide we produce in