Wales Regional Energy Efficiency Awards
Flintshire County Council has had its work with vulnerable residents and those in fuel poverty recognised at a national awards event.
The Wales Regional Energy Efficiency Awards were set up to celebrate good practice in the energy efficiency sector and recognise excellence by the private, public and voluntary sectors in their service to their local community.
Flintshire County Council won the "Local Authority Body of the Year" award for its domestic energy efficiency programmes and was Highly Commended in the "Vulnerable Customer Support Campaigner of the Year" category for the support it delivers to households in partnership with the North Wales Energy Advice Centre.
These Awards reward one exceptional council or organisation, in each of the 11 regional areas around the UK, which has shown a true commitment to promoting energy efficiency and reducing fuel poverty within their region.
The Healthy Homes Healthy People programme also received recognition in the "National Energy Action and Scottish Power Heat Hero Award". Joanna Seymour, the programme's project manager, was one of only 15 winners chosen from across England and Wales who recently attended a reception in the House of Commons. Although she was nominated for this prestigious Award, Joanna wants to reiterate that the success of the Healthy Homes Healthy People initiative is a team effort and the award recognises the hard work of all members of the Council's Energy Efficiency Team.
Flintshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Bernie Attridge, said:
"I'm delighted that the Council's hard work in this area has been recognised at a national level. The recent harsh weather in Flintshire emphasises how important this innovative work being done by the Council and its partners is. We are able to offer a holistic multi-agency response to meeting the needs of vulnerable households. By working with our network of partners, we will continue to make a significant difference to those people who are living in fuel poverty.
Flintshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Planning and Public Protection, Councillor Chris Bithell, said:
"The Healthy Homes Healthy People programme, in particular, is recognised for its ground breaking approach which takes a person-based approach to address individual needs to improve their health and wellbeing. Congratulations to Joanna and all the team on their fantastic work and on receiving this prestigious national Award."
If you or you are aware of anyone who could benefit from help from the team or you would like more details please contact 01352 703425 or email healthyhomesHP@flintshire.gov.uk.
PHOTO: Shelley Webber - Energy Project Coordinator, Niall Waller - FCC, Chairman of Flintshire Councillor Brian Lloyd, Chief Executive Colin Everett, Joanna Seymour - Project Manager HHHP North Wales and Chief Officer for Planning and Public Protection Andrew Farrow