In August 2016 a contract was awarded to Low Carbon Exchange to carry out external wall insulation works to 152 solid wall properties within the Borough.
Oadby and Wigston’s Mayor and Mayoress paid a visit to some of the recipients of this project (Wednesday, 29 March 2017) to see how the work carried out had improved the properties and benefitted the residents.
A total of four homes that received external wall insulation were visited by the Mayor and Mayoress. The local residents discussed in detail the works that had been carried out and all agreed that the improvements made had been very beneficial.
Miss Kaur, of Oadby, received a visit and was happy to explain to the Mayor and Mayoress that after having the works undertaken she was delighted with the results straight away. Miss Kaur said: “I can feel the benefits of saving heat already.”
Wigston resident, Mrs Stone was another to receive a visit and was only too pleased to tell the Mayor and Mayoress how impressed she was with the result of the improvements: “Not only is my home much warmer it looks fantastic as well.”
Following the visits the Mayor commented: “I have been extremely impressed with the works carried out. The whole project has been run very professionally and we can be proud that it has helped give residents an enormous improvement to their homes.”
Part of the project costs came from government funding and a cheque for £35,000 was presented by Jon Kimber from Agility Eco, the funding provider, to the Mayor on behalf of Oadby and Wigston Borough Council. This is the first of two payments that will be made. The second payment, of approximately the same amount, will be paid at the end of the project.