Council fights fuel poverty

BASSETLAW Council has commissioned a night-time thermal survey to help address fuel poverty and provide better detail on private housing stock across the district.

Using a new thermal mapping system, aerial surveying company will record heat loss measurements from individual buildings to be used by the council as part of its mission to reduce CO2 in the area and educate the public on energy efficiency,

Sustainability officer Kerri Ellis said the campaign aimed to promote the importance of living in a safe, warm and well-maintained home to ensure a good quality of life.

“The thermal data will help us accurately identify individual properties at risk of fuel poverty and enable us to proactively target households for tailored advice and signposting,” she said.