Bridport Energy Champions
Bridport Energy Efficiency Campaign 2021/23
‘Lowering Household Bills – Lowering Carbon Emissions’
The news that average household’s energy bill will rise by £693 a year is chilling for millions of people already struggling to heat their homes. The increases in energy bills coming in 2022/3 are eye-watering. Bills for the average customer on a default tariff will rise from £1,277 to just under £2,000. Prepayment customers will see an increase of £708.
Bridport Town Council working with Transition Town Bridport, the Centre for Sustainable Energy and Bridport Community Shed are keen to support households to address the energy price crisis and in doing so help move our community toward a fair transition to a net zero carbon future.
25% of Bridports homes fall in the lowest two energy rating levels – If your house or flat is uninsulated and draughty, and if your appliances are inefficient, then you’re wasting energy and money – and making yourself less snug and warm.
Sources of Help:
- Ridgewater Energy run the Healthy Homes Dorset initiative contact: FREEPHONE 0300 003 7023 or Text INSULATION followed by YOUR NAME to 07984 44058
Renting? Can’t make big changes to your house? There are still lots of simple things you can do to keep warm and save money at home.
- If you are a tenant in private rented property you can get help from Dorset Housing Standards team – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01305 251010
If you are a tenant of Magna Housing you can get help from Jason Hawke, sustainability manager 0800 358 6025
Since autumn 2021 the Town Council has been supporting an energy efficiency campaign; training local energy champions and collating useful local energy information. Here are a few links to Energy efficiency information available to download:
- Understand why saving energy and reducing carbon go hand in hand and what becoming an energy champion is all about
- Energy essentials training session January 2022
- Understanding fuel poverty February 2022
- Principles of energy efficiency and retrofit February 2022
- Damp, mould and draught proofing March 2022
- Engaging people in energy matters March 2022
There is a great deal of useful information available from https://www.cse.org.uk/advice
Here are a selection of CSE fact sheets for download:
Central Heating Controls
Condensation, Damp & Mould
Keeping The Cold Air Out
Economy 7 – For Heating and Hot Water
Cold Homes & Health
Lighting – The Low Energy Light Bulb Revolution
Night Storage Heaters
Recruiting ‘energy champions’ to help their local community be more energy efficient, see: energy champions information sheet
If you’d like to know more about the Councils energy efficiency campaign, including becoming an ‘energy champion’ please contact: David.email@example.com