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
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
“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
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
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