Last chance to save £300 on fuel bills

The Wrap Up Leeds team are poised to answer a flurry of last minute calls before the scheme closes to new applications.

With the hotline shutting down from 5pm on Friday 26 October the team expect people to be making a last dash for their free insulation.

The funding for all free insulation schemes ends soon, so this is the last chance people have to get their cavity walls or lofts insulated at no cost.

Energy assessors have been knocking on the last few doors in Wetherby, Adel, Wharfedale, Guiseley and Rawdon to make sure no one misses out hundreds of pounds worth of savings on their fuel bills.

Councillor Mark Dobson, executive member for the environment, said:

“All good things must come to an end, and unfortunately, the Wrap Up Leeds hotline will be wrapping up tomorrow.

“If people haven’t called yet, then they need to pick up the phone now.”

Councillor David Blackburn, chair of the council’s cross-party environment and climate change working group, said:

“This really is the last chance saloon. If you think you, or any friends or family, could benefit from a warmer home, then please call the team while you still can.”

Estimates from the Energy Saving Trust show that an average three-bedroom semi-detached property can save up to £300 a year once fully wrapped up with insulation.

Call 0800 052 0071 or register at www.wrapupleeds.co.uk before 5pm on Friday 26 October.

For media enquiries please contact:
Amanda Burns, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 395 1577
email: amanda.l.burns@leeds.gov.uk