A campaign to help people keep warm this winter is hotting up in South Molton. Devon Warm Zones seeks to help people across Devon keep their homes warm through grants for insulation, heating and free benefit and energy efficiency advice. Each local co
A campaign to help people keep warm this winter is hotting up in South Molton.Devon Warm Zones seeks to help people across Devon keep their homes warm - through grants for insulation, heating and free benefit and energy efficiency advice.Each local council in Devon has chosen a "Warm Zone" - an area where extra resources will be put into making householders aware of the advice and financial help they are eligible for. The warm zone for North Devon is the South Molton area, but everybody throughout the district can apply.The project is led by a partnership of all 10 councils in Devon working with Devon County Council, National Energy Action (NEA), Westcountry Energy Action and E.ON, one of the UK's leading gas and electricity companies.North Devon Council will be sending out leaflets, knocking on doors and holding events in the South Molton area.Portfolio holder for Housing and Health, Councillor Andrea Davis said: "If you know anyone who you think would benefit from this project please urge them get in touch, particularly those who are vulnerable to the cold such as older people, young families or those on low incomes. Although the council is targeting the South Molton area, this project covers the whole of Devon - there really is something on offer for everyone."John Fawcitt, Energy Efficiency Manager at E.ON, said: "We are really pleased to be working with the local authorities to help deliver energy efficiency measures across the county. Simple steps such as installing loft insulation could potentially save up to £122, whilst installing cavity wall insulation could save a further £324 on household energy bills".The Devon Warm Zones project hopes to play a major role in helping to create warmer, healthier and cheaper to run homes, whilst at the same time making substantial reductions in carbon dioxide emissions across the county.To find out how to get help from this scheme call Warm Zones free on 0800 512012 or visit www.devonwarmzones.org.uk.