A modern boiler system
A modern boiler system

All council homes in Stroud District are to be refitted to improve their energy efficiency

Labour housing committee members, alongside Green councillors, on Tuesday evening, voted to draw up a comprehensive costed plan to ensure homes are fully insulated, and ageing boilers and heating systems are replaced by the most up to date renewable energy systems.

Chair of Housing Mattie Ross (Labour and Co-op, Stonehouse) said: “If we’re to achieve our ambition of being a carbon-neutral district by 2030, we have to lead by example … and that’s what we’re doing. This welcome scheme will help our residents reduce their fuel bills while reducing emissions.”

The council also agreed to give £50,000 to the Eastington Community Land Trust, a community-led housing scheme delivering homes for local people, and to continue modernising sheltered housing by renovating communal spaces at Vizard Close in Dursley and Jenner Court in Berkeley.

Cllr Doina Cornell (Labour and Co-op Dursley), leader of the Labour group said: “I was pleased by the decision to refurbish Vizard Close in my ward. It is a vibrant community, and this will give it a well-deserved remodelling and renovation. It is now the only sheltered accommodation in Dursley and subsequently plays a vital role in supporting members of our community facing difficult circumstances.”

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