A Month of Clean Air

tEC staff have been getting involved in the exciting clean air events in Southampton this month. This year’s National Bike Week culminated in the Let’s Ride Southampton street festival, and these events prompted our newest staff member to begin riding to work. While she doesn’t own a bike, she was able to take advantage of […]

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Gas and Electrical Safety

Gas cooker

Gas Safety All gas appliances and flues need to be checked regularly. Faulty gasworks can cause gas leaks, explosions, fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Landlords are legally required to have a Gas Safe registered engineer complete annual safety checks. A copy of the certificate must be given to each tenant, which will show the following: A […]

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CSCO Mapping

The Carbon Saving Communities Obligation (CSCO) of ECO offered energy efficiency measures to households in certain areas. Households within these areas were eligible for free or subsidised cavity wall and loft insulation and connections to district heating networks. We created a searchable map to identify areas across Hampshire that were eligible for help under the […]

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Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 2017

Today is national Fuel Poverty Awareness Day; an opportunity to focus on the issues faced by those struggling to keep warm and pay their bills, and to highlight the work being done to try and alleviate these problems. Across Southampton and Hampshire there are an estimated 50,000 households living in fuel poverty*. Fuel poverty is […]

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Hitting the Cold Spots Winter Launch 2016-17

As the weather starts to get colder and clients may be struggling to stay warm and well, we would like to remind support services across Hampshire about the Hitting the Cold Spots service and the help we can offer. The Hitting the Cold Spots service 2016-17*: Home visits from a Hitting the Cold Spots adviser […]

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Hampshire Residents Helped with First-time Central Heating

Through Hitting the Cold Spots, Hampshire County Council and the Environment Centre (tEC) have been helping eligible households with the cost of installing first-time central heating. Read Brian and Jane’s stories below, to find out what a difference this has made to their lives.   Brian’s Story Brian had a brand new central heating system […]

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First-time Central Heating Funding

Through a partnership between Hampshire County Council, Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council and the Environment Centre (tEC), we have received significant funding from Central Government to help with the cost of installing gas or LPG central heating systems into homes which do not currently have any form of central heating. To qualify for assistance […]

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Southampton Healthy Homes Launch

Press Release: Southampton secures £500k to help residents stay warm this winter. The Environment Centre (tEC) in partnership with Southampton City Council have been awarded £500K funding through the British Gas Energy Trust Healthy Homes Programme to help vulnerable residents across the city who are struggling to keep warm and well in their homes. This […]

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Launching Hitting the Cold Spots Winter 2015-16

Hitting the Cold Spots Winter 2015-16 Hitting the Cold Spots, our fuel poverty support service, is entering its fifth year of helping Hampshire residents to keep warm and manage the cost of their heating. The campaign focuses on reducing the effect of cold housing and fuel poverty, and promotes the health and wellbeing of vulnerable […]

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