Make most of Warm Front, urges MP

Eric Ollerenshaw (Conservative PPC for Lancaster and Fleetwood),
Eric Ollerenshaw (Conservative PPC for Lancaster and Fleetwood),
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THE MP for the northern Over Wyre villages, Eric Ollerenshaw, is urging all his constituents who are eligible to take advantage of the Government’s energy help scheme Warm Front, to help make their homes warmer and cut their energy bills.

The Warm Front scheme, which offers heating and insulation improvements to low income households, is expected to see up to £30 million worth of funding for this year going unclaimed. This money could help up to 16,000 households struggling to afford energy bills to cut their costs by a potential £650 per year.

People on certain income-related benefits and living in homes that are poorly insulated, or do not have a working central heating system, are eligible for Warm Front grants.

Mr Ollerenshaw, who is MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood, says people should apply for the funding, which ends on March 31.

He said: “Insulating your loft and walls is a good way to tackle high energy bills and I urge people to see if they qualify and apply for Warm Front’s free of charge home improvements before the funding is withdrawn.”

“If you think you are eligible, apply to the scheme by calling 0800 316 6004, or online at www.direct.gov.uk/warmfront.”