Free energy audit for Lichfield villagers

Householders in a parish near Lichfield can request extra free energy audits to help cut their carbon footprint and reduce energy costs thanks to newly-secured grant funding.

Matthew Ellis joins WFEG members at their AGM

Matthew Ellis joins WFEG members at their AGM

The initiative, which is part of the Whittington and Fisherwick Environment Group‘s (WFEG) efforts to see the parish officially recognised as one of the first Low Carbon Community in the country, is to be made available to more local residents thanks to £1472 funding secured by Matthew Ellis, the area’s County Councillor.

The Energy Audits which are carried out in partnership with energy experts cover lightbulbs, roof and cavity wall insulation, boiler efficiency and the potential for using renewables. All properties receive a certificate explaining just how ‘Green’ their property is.

Mr Ellis said the way the group encourage more environmental awareness is key to their success. He added:

“WFEG are gaining more and more support because they promote very practical ways to make a positive difference environmentally without trying to force people to turn their life upside down. People take up the challenge of being greener because the solutions suggested by the group are easy to understand and can save households money on energy costs. Grass roots work like this is the best way to make more people conscious of our environment”.

WFEG were recently recognised regionally after winning the first ever West Midlands C+ Carbon Positive award for the Community section.

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