Council extends energy advice scheme

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From September Angus residents looking to find ways to reduce energy consumption and manage fuel costs can request a face-to-face meeting.

The new service is available thanks to a successful bid by Angus Council for a grant from Support and Connect Big Lottery Fund.

The new service expands on the existing telephone energy efficiency services provided by SCARF (Save Cash and Reduce Fuel), the Government Energy Advice Centre.

The council’s neighbourhood services convenor, Councillor Donald Morrison said: “This is great news for residents across Angus and I’d like to thank the hard work of council employees to secure the funding. I know that there are many households looking at ways in which they can reduce their carbon footprint and also reduce their bills.

“The most vulnerable households in our society are often the ones who have the least access to support and this partnership with SCARF will fund two skilled and trained fuel poverty advice officers.”