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Decarbonising Whittington and Fisherwick

The Parish Council wants to help to reduce our reliance on gas and oil and is leading a study into how best to decarbonise Whittington and Fisherwick. This follows the Council’s success in being awarded a £34,000 grant from the Rural Community Energy Fund to move this forward. Bioregional, the consultants, need to assess the current energy use of a range of typical properties, and they need information on recent usage for a range of properties that are representative of our community.

The ideal information set is shown below but at a minimum a year’s data would be helpful. It will move things forward a long way if you could provide this and we will pass it on:

Your address – to allow them to match energy use to housing typology

House type: Detached/semi/terraced/bungalow/maisonette

Electricity and heating (ie gas or oil) usage/meter readings for the smallest period available (e.g. in order of preference monthly, quarterly, yearly). For as many years as you are able to provide, identifying the years which the bills correspond to.

If the house has an EPC, could you share the certificate number? (they have these from the public record anyway, but it would be useful to match meter readings to EPC)

A brief description of current heating system – type of boiler (if there is one), capacity, radiator sizes?

Could you send your data to the Parish Clerk (davidjfwalton@aol.com). Any personal information (eg email addresses) will of course be treated in confidence