Bridgwater Town Council, in its quest to become Carbon Neutral, applied to Somerset County Council’s Climate Emergency Fund and has now been informed that the application has been successful. The successful application was for the maximum amount of £75,000.
Bridgwater Town Council is looking to replace the current heating system at the Town Hall from an aging gas fired system with 72 panel heaters that will be LOT20 compliant, powered by electricity – electricity that will be generated by solar PVs installed onto the roof of the Town Hall. As part of this project, all sash windows will be fully refurbished, all roof voids insulated and secondary glazing being considered where single glazed metal frames are present.
Cllr Pearce, the Town Council’s Climate Portfolio holder said “I am overjoyed that Somerset County Council could see the benefits of Bridgwater Town Council’s application. This project will help reduce the Town Council’s carbon footprint, produce sustainable energy, which will reduce electricity costs and will remove the need to use gas thus saving the Town Council in excess of £20,000 per annum”.