Bill Esterson Member of Parliament for Sefton Central
Retrofit scheme saving residents thousands of pounds praised by Bill Esterson MP
Bill Esterson MP has praised Sefton Council’s retrofitting scheme which is saving residents up to £1,000 a year on their energy bills.
Mr Esterson, MP for Sefton Central, visited homes in Sefton where energy efficiency measures such as loft insulation, under-floor heating, under floor insulation, cavity wall insulation, external wall insulation, solar panels and new doors and lightbulbs had been carried out with no cost to the homeowner.
Mr Esterson said Labour-led Sefton Council were leading the way in helping lower-income households tackle high energy bills.
Mr Esterson said: ”I really enjoyed meeting ECOGEE who were fitting insulation on a number of houses in Sefton as part of the grant scheme being run by Sefton Council. I was very impressed by their work, which enables energy bills to be cut, keeping people warmer, and saving them money in the borough.
“Congratulations to Sefton Council, as their retrofit scheme shows real leadership during the cost of living and environmental crisis. The scheme delivers grants for households for free home insulation to make homes cheaper, warmer, and greener.
“Labour run Sefton Council’s scheme is a trailblazer at a local level and shows what might be possible at a national level under a Labour government. Labour’s plan to reduce energy bills would include a ‘Warm Homes Plan’, insulating 19 million homes across the country, which would save the typical household an additional £1,000 a year on energy bills. This provides one aspect of a long term solution to the cost of living crisis, including creating job opportunities and lowering energy prices. This is alongside Labour’s plan to freeze energy bills, and invest in renewable energy sources which reduce reliance on expensive imported fossil fuels.
“Labour originally urged the Government to implement a National insulation mission last year. If the Conservatives had done as we suggested, 2 million of the coldest homes would have been insulated by this winter.”
To find out more information on Sefton Council’s scheme, please visit www.sefton.gov.uk/retrofit .