Wood burning summer campaign

Southampton City Council, Eastleigh Borough Council, New Forest District Council and Winchester City Council are working in partnership with local environmental charity the Environment Centre (tEC) to support residents in avoiding air pollution from household burning and improving air quality for their health, their community and the environment. While the winter campaign focuses on burning […]

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Sustainable BBQ

Research shows that a typical summer BBQ for four people releases more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than an 80-mile car journey, due to the food and fuel. BBQs are a summer staple, but have you ever thought about how you can make yours more sustainable? Here are things to consider around choosing fuel, how to burn, reducing waste, food options and fire safety. If […]

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Bonfires

Thinking of having a bonfire? Can you avoid burning, burn cleaner, burn safely?  Bonfires can cause harmful particulate air pollution at home and in your neighbourhood. This negatively impacts the health of your family and community, affecting your heart and lungs.  Instead of having a bonfire…  Compost garden waste at home or through council garden waste collections. Click […]

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Ready to Burn

Since 1st May 2021 new laws apply to the sale of coal, wood and manufactured solid fuels. The government are phasing out two of the most polluting fuels, traditional house coal and wet wood, to help improve air quality.  The ‘Ready to Burn’ logo has been introduced to help customers choose less polluting alternatives, dry wood and manufactured solid […]

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Funding

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Here is a summary of available grants and loans for making energy efficiency and other home improvements. Green Homes Grant Please note: The Green Homes Grant voucher scheme will be closed to new applications from 5pm on 31 March 2021. Through the new government £2billion Green Homes Grant scheme homeowners and private or social landlords in […]

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