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Heating boost for Oldham residents

Cash boost for Oldham Credit: Martin Keene/PA Wire

As the cold weather continues to bite Oldham Council has secured £190,000 to help vulnerable residents keep warm.

The Borough has been awarded a share of £46m of Government money to help reduce fuel poverty, boost energy efficiency and encourage collective switching and purchasing.

The money is from the ‘Fuel Poverty’ pot and follows a successful bid from the Council.

The money will be used to pay for central heating system upgrades in the most vulnerable households in Oldham.

Councillor David Hibbert, Cabinet Member for Housing, Transport and Planning says: “The project we are funding will help out those vulnerable residents which we haven’t been able to reach so far.

“Residents who qualify for the scheme will be able to heat their homes at an affordable price and stay warm and healthy this winter.

"I’d like to congratulate everyone involved in securing this money as it will have a positive impact on the lives of people across the Borough. Our submission was one of only 61 chosen so that shows what a high calibre bid we made.”