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Your thoughts invited on fuel poverty strategy

Your thoughts invited on fuel poverty strategy
12 April 2017

Orkney Islands Council is seeking feedback after publishing a draft strategy for addressing fuel poverty in the county.

The document is available from the 'Related Files' section of this page with comments invited by Friday May 19 May.

Frances Troup, the Council’s Head of Housing, Homelessness and School Care Accommodation, said: “This is a problem facing many households in Orkney. A number of agencies have worked alongside the Council and together significant efforts have been made towards tackling fuel poverty.

“The new draft strategy builds on that work and looks at how fuel poverty can be reduced and ultimately eradicated in Orkney.

“I would encourage residents, businesses and other organisations to read the draft document and provide us with feedback. All comments will be taken into account before a final version is adopted.”

To comment on the ‘Fuel Poverty Strategy 2017 to 2022’, send an email to housing@orkney.gov.uk , phone 01856873535 extension 2172 or write to Housing Services, Council Offices, School Place, Kirkwall, KW15 1NY.

It has been developed in tandem with a ‘Sustainable Energy Strategy’ for Orkney, which was recently published for consultation.

Paper copies of both documents can be read at the Warehouse Buildings in Stromness and at Council Customer Services in Kirkwall.