Sustainable support in Hayfield

WINNERS: Some of the lucky winners from the Sustainable Hayfield Energy Draw, in which 18 households have won �250 to be spent on energy saving initiatives in their homes. Photo contributed
WINNERS: Some of the lucky winners from the Sustainable Hayfield Energy Draw, in which 18 households have won �250 to be spent on energy saving initiatives in their homes. Photo contributed
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Hayfield residents are getting practical help to be more energy-efficient, cut their carbon footprints – and reduce their fuel bills.

Thanks to funding secured by Sustainable Hayfield a total of 18 households have each won £250 to spend on significant energy saving items such as improving insulation.

Sustainable Hayfield’s Chair Cath Moss, said “We’re really encouraged by the response we’ve had. Thanks to the financial support we’ve received, we’re able to help people to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and cut their fuel bills. That’s a win-win result.”

The funding for the scheme came from Climate East Midlands and a ‘Growing Friendly Communities’ government grant, overseen by Groundwork East Midlands.

Sustainable Hayfield, has held energy forums and a ‘Give and Take’ free exchange of unwanted or surplus household goods. It’s also helping Hayfield Primary School to become an ‘Eco School’.

Villagers have been invited to energy assessment ‘surgeries’ to share ideas for reducing energy bills. All those who attended were given a £10 voucher to spend on simple energy saving initiatives.

For more information about Sustainable Hayfield’s energy initiative, contact John McCall on 01663 742199 or for more information about the Group call Cath on 01663 745392.