21 Dec 2011

New action on fuel poverty in Stroud

Let's hope we are not heading for a cold Christmas!
Oh my we have had some cold days recently and many on low incomes will be concerned about their bills - some one in five older people actually reduce their food intake to save money for fuel according to Age UK research. The recent event on fuel poverty in Stroud was certainly timely and by all accounts a great success that raised the profile of this issue locally. Brenda Boardman, one of the country's leading experts on fuel poverty was the key note speaker, well now you can hear an excellent Stroud fm podcast with bits from the event put together by Cllr Andy Read. Listen to the podcast at: http://podcasts.canstream.co.uk/stroud/index.php?id=259

The other news is that there is a group getting together to see how we can take this issue forward - having chaired two Scrutiny inquiries which cover this issue and supporting the District to put together an Energy Strategy I know that we have a real opportunity to influence the action plans coming from that. Hopefully more on all this early next year. See also report of event here by Wood U Waste who put on the event. Lastly if you want to donate your fuel allowance see here more details.

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