Cosy HBC brings a warm feeling to the borough

Wednesday, 21 December, 2016

A total of £1.2m of funding has been spent to warm the homes of more than 300 residents in time for winter.

Energy-saving home improvements have taken place in households throughout the borough with Havant Borough Council’s (HBC) Cosy scheme. 

The works included multiple types of insulation, boiler replacements and ground source heat pump systems, a technology which gathers heat from the ground and converts it into heating for homes.

The work was completed by local installers and relationships have been built to ensure future works can be managed similarly.

The scheme was funded by the government's Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Councillor David Guest, Cabinet Lead for Economy, Planning, Development and Prosperity Havant, said: “Looking after residents is the main priority of the council and schemes like this one enable us to ensure they are safe and comfortable in their homes.

“The HBC Cosy scheme installed 302 different energy saving measures across the borough bringing peace of mind to those families during the colder season.”

Due to the widespread interest in this scheme a waiting list was created for residents who did not receive funding on this occasion.  This list will be used should further funding become available to enable similar works to take place.

For further details on available grants or to add your name to the waiting list contact Beatrice Hubert-Price, HBC's Eco Housing and Retrofit Officer, on 01730 234 352.