Local MP visits day care centre to highlight issue of cold homes

Back row, L to R: Alan Oade and Brian Williams (centre volunteers), Maria Vicente (centre manager), Alan Whitehead MP, Peter Bennie (Age UK Southampton), Amy Liff (Age Concern Hampshire), Adam Goulden (the Environment Centre (tEC)) Front row, L to R: Padwell day centre users Colin, Mike, Eileen and Betty A cold wind was blowing and […]

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Energy Action North Hampshire Launch

On 15th February Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council, in partnership with Hart District Council and Climate Energy will launch Energy Action North Hampshire, a project to reduce fuel poverty in the borough. This project will enable access to ECO funding to provide free home energy efficiency improvements in households where homeowners and private housing tenants […]

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Cosy Homes Roadshow at the Friends Meeting House

   In October the Cosy Homes Roadshow visited the Friends Meeting House in Southampton. Working with Southampton’s Quaker Group we held public drop-in events on Tuesday 1st and Saturday 5th October, providing DIY advice and free draught-proofing materials, to help people get their home ready for winter. To see what events we have coming up, have […]

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Hitting the Cold Spots Launch Event

Hitting the Cold Spots Winter 2013 -2014 Invitation to the Launch Event Friday 11th October, 2013 Winchester Discovery Centre For the third winter Hampshire County Council with its partners, are running the Hitting the Cold Spots campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to reduce the effect of cold housing and fuel poverty, and promote […]

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Black Heritage Centre gets Energy Makeover

Faced with another year of expensive heating bills and a limited budget to spend on improving their building, members of Southampton’s Black Heritage Centre teamed up with the Environment Centre (tEC) last week to ‘do-it-themselves’. An action-packed day saw tEC’s energy advisors helping the group to draught proof external doors, fit temporary secondary glazing to […]

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Hitting the Cold Spots helps hundreds

Since October 2012 HtCS has assisted over 600 Hampshire residents with information and advice, fixed over 50 heating systems, provided 75 oil-filled radiators, completed 160 home free home assessments and made over 500 referrals to partner organisations. The Hitting the Cold Spots scheme has so far helped over 600 people and continues until the end of […]

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