Published Monday 23 October 2017 at 10:07
Blackburn with Darwen Council has received a special commendation for its work around energy efficiency for residents in the borough.
The Council received the plaudit in the ‘Council/Local Authority of the Year’ category at the National Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes Awards 2017.
The Council was nominated for the award by Firefly Energi who worked in partnership on the Central Heating Fund project. The Council received a special commendation and were presented with the award for their work in leading the Central Heating Fund project and for thier work with Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL). CHiL provides people with access to cost effective ways of keeping their home warm. CHiL is a partnership of 15 Local Authorities in Lancashire, led by Blackburn with Darwen Council, offering residents in the region access to grants, advice and support on a range of money saving energy measures, to help them heat and insulate their home.
The National Energy Efficiency Awards were launched in July 2015 following the changes in Government Energy Efficiency Policy. The aim of the awards is to provide public recognition for work on energy efficiency schemes.
To find out more about grant assistance for energy efficiency contact Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL) on 0330 6061488 or visit www.chil.uk.com