Energy Efficient Widcombe is largely a volunteer group within the Widcombe Association, working with other local volunteer and professional groups.
We aim to involve and assist as many Widcombe residents as possible to: save energy, reduce carbon emissions, and identify those in fuel poverty, and those at risk of early death because of cold houses. It will be a relevant service for all.
- Energy supplies are finite – and their cost will spiral affecting all of us
- Widcombe mainly has homes that are hard to make energy efficient.
- B&NES has the highest rate of excess winter deaths in the country. Within B&NES, Widcombe is the second highest ward.
- Carbon emissions are harmful. In B&NES 41% is from our homes.
What we’ve done so far:
- Enjoyed excellent training from Kathy Tate, Community Sustainability Officer with Age Concern and the Police
- Put leaflets through letter boxes describing that we offer and to warn of a visit
- Visited homes and offered: Home Energy Check (an energy audit on your house)
- Attended several events including Love Bath, Day for Older People at St Micheal’s Church
- Organised Energy workshops at Widcombe Junior and Infant School
- Run a series of workshops all about draughtproofing, saving money on energy bills and making an older home more energy efficient
Loan of an electricity monitor
Information on Services and Grants
A measure to test attic insulation
Contact about upcoming EEW events
- We have identified older people at risk from the cold and directed them to services.
- We’ve customised the offers to suit older people, students, and by type of house.