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A Warm Reception at Wepre Court

Published: 29/05/2018

A number householders at Wepre Court, Connah’s Quay are now enjoying the benefits of a range of new energy efficient schemes that have recently been installed in their properties. Flintshire County Council, in collaboration with a number of partners, has managed the installation of a number of measures including: a new gas connection to the properties supported by Wales and West Utilities, the installation of loft insulation supported by Wall-Lag and the installation of gas boilers and a central heating system funded by the Warm Homes Fund, ECO and Flintshire County Council and installed by Warmer Energy. 10 households comprising county council tenants, private sector tenants and owner- occupiers will benefit and the residents are delighted at the prospect of not only having a warm home but also on the potential savings to their fuel bills. Mr. Howard Shirt, of Wepre Court, is extremely pleased with the work undertaken and said; “The difference this has made is beyond anything I ever thought of.” Mr. Shirt was so impressed with how the whole installation process was dealt with and the support and guidance available to the residents. These householders are also amongst the first to benefit from support from the Warm Homes Fund programme which is managed by Affordable Warmth Solutions, a Community Interest Company (CIC), launched in Flintshire in January 2018. Jeremy Nesbitt, Managing Director of Affordable Warmth Solutions said: “Solving the issues associated with Fuel Poverty continues to challenge many of our stakeholders and the feedback we’ve already received provides evidence of how the Warm Homes Fund will make a positive difference to thousands of homes throughout the country.” Cllr. Bernie Attridge, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing, said; “It is very pleasing to see how Flintshire County Council, and its partners, are improving people’s homes and have improved the lives of these Wepre Court residents. We hope through the Warm Homes Fund to support many more households over the next 3 years. For more information on the Warm Homes Fund and to find out whether you are eligible for support contact: 0800 954 0658 or Note to editors Pictured in the attached photograph are: Shelley Webber, Project Manager for Flintshire County Council’s Domestic Energy Team (l) and local member Cllr. Ian Dunbar (r) talking to resident Ceri Roberts about the benefits of the new radiators in her home.

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