Local MP visits day care centre to highlight issue of cold homes

Back row, L to R: Alan Oade and Brian Williams (centre volunteers), Maria Vicente (centre manager), Alan Whitehead MP, Peter Bennie (Age UK Southampton), Amy Liff (Age Concern Hampshire), Adam Goulden (the Environment Centre (tEC)) Front row, L to R: Padwell day centre users Colin, Mike, Eileen and Betty A cold wind was blowing and […]

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Energy Action North Hampshire Launch

On 15th February Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council, in partnership with Hart District Council and Climate Energy will launch Energy Action North Hampshire, a project to reduce fuel poverty in the borough. This project will enable access to ECO funding to provide free home energy efficiency improvements in households where homeowners and private housing tenants […]

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Southampton Fuel Poverty Event 2014

On Tuesday 11th February Southampton City Council will be hosting an event for local community and voluntary groups about saving energy and keeping warm at home. The Environment Centre (tEC) will be there, will you? The aim of the afternoon will be to: “Raise your awareness of the impact of cold homes on health and what local solutions are available.” […]

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Draught-proofing at the Repair Cafe

   Photo credit: Ann MacGillivray www.solutions-southampton.co.uk During November we held DIY workshops in conjunction with Transition Southampton and their Repair Cafe at SOS Hardware, in Bitterne Park Triangle. On Saturday 2nd November there was a ‘Sew and Save’ curtain-lining workshop, where people brought along their unlined curtains and we helped them make a cosy thermal lining for the curtains to keep […]

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Residents in Whitehill Bordon get ready for winter

On Saturday 16th November tEC’s energy advisors teamed up with the Whitehill Bordon Eco Town project to help local residents learn how to get their homes ready for winter. Residents who called in to see us at the town’s Eco Station came away full of new ideas and armed with the materials they needed to […]

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Cosy Homes Roadshow at the Friends Meeting House

   In October the Cosy Homes Roadshow visited the Friends Meeting House in Southampton. Working with Southampton’s Quaker Group we held public drop-in events on Tuesday 1st and Saturday 5th October, providing DIY advice and free draught-proofing materials, to help people get their home ready for winter. To see what events we have coming up, have […]

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Black Heritage Centre gets Energy Makeover

Faced with another year of expensive heating bills and a limited budget to spend on improving their building, members of Southampton’s Black Heritage Centre teamed up with the Environment Centre (tEC) last week to ‘do-it-themselves’. An action-packed day saw tEC’s energy advisors helping the group to draught proof external doors, fit temporary secondary glazing to […]

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