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Council launches multi-million pound drive to improve Bristol homes

Bristol City Council has launched a new multi-million pound initiative designed to make homes across the city warmer and healthier places to live.

Warm Up Bristol aims to provide 30,000 home improvement measures over the next four years.

Run by the council’s Energy Service, which has secured government funding to deliver the initiative, Warm Up Bristol is part of a city-wide drive to reduce energy use.

Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson, said: “Warm Up Bristol gives a huge opportunity for us to address householders’ energy needs and costs. We are working with local communities with the ambition to engage residents right across the city. Real change comes from the community and I’d like to personally encourage all to grasp the nettle.

“This is a cause that is central to our Green Capital status and will lay a vital part of the foundations for Bristol to be the most sustainable city in years to come.”

Climate change minister Amber Rudd added: “With Bristol Green Deal communities and more money announced for the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, people in Bristol have lots of options to make their homes more energy efficient.

“It makes sense to help more families install energy saving improvements now, so that they see the benefits of lower bills and a warmer home for years to come.”

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