Southwold Centre leads the way with energy deal

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SOUTHWOLD Community Centre has become the first public building in town to get subsidised insulation through the Eco Bicester project.

The 20-year-old community centre had already been the subject of an energy-saving drive by local people.

Claire Hewitt, community association chairman, said: “Just through some simple actions like turning down the thermostat and installing energy-efficient lighting we managed to cut the annual bill by £1,900.

“But we wanted to go even further and so we decided to see if we could get some help installing insulation.”

The work will cost around £1,200, and the community association will pay about a quarter of the total.

For further details of the insulation subsidy scheme, contact Tim Mills at Cherwell District Council on 01295 221655.