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The Council has been awarded £2.3 million to upgrade insulation of Kings Park Village Homes on Canvey

Castle Point Borough Council has been awarded a £2.3 million grant from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme, to fully upgrade the insulation on 250 homes at Kings Park Village, Creek Road, Canvey Island. These upgrades could cut each household’s energy bills by hundreds of pounds every year and are likely to save  thousands of tonnes of CO2 being released into the atmosphere over their lifetime.

Cllr Andrew Sheldon, the cabinet member responsible for the environment at Castle Point Council said:

“It’s  fantastic. I am very grateful to the Government for awarding us this grant. It took a lot of work to get the bid for the money together and it’s absolutely worth it. This grant will go on to improve the lives of hundreds of residents by keeping money in their pockets that would otherwise be spent on heating.  It will also help us as a community to keep on lowering our carbon emissions.”

The works will begin in the early Spring and should be complete by the late Autumn this year.  The Council will be working in partnership with site owner Cove Communities, who have given the scheme their full support, with site works being undertaken by Cornerstone (East Anglia) Ltd.

Local residents who do not live at Kings Park are still able to take advantage of the Green Homes Scheme, which can provide up to £5000 to pay part of the cost of energy saving measures like insulation and low carbon technology such as an air source heat pump. Householders can find more information and check their eligibility by visiting