This year’s South East Regional Energy Efficiency Awards saw Bracknell Forest Council pick up one of the prizes.

The Council were victorious in winning the Regional Council/Local Authority Body of the Year award after they were recognised for doing the following over the last 12 months:

•Conducting improvement work to the borough’s most fuel inefficient homes, almost 700 households in the past year

• Consulting with new developments in the borough to ensure they meet renewable energy requirements

• Bidding for government grants to fund future improvement work, such as insulation and cavity walls to make homes in the borough more energy efficient

• Identifying homes still using electric storage heaters and connecting them to the mains gas network

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Sustainable Energy Officer, Hazel Hill and The Mayor of Bracknell Forest, Cllr Ankur Shiv Bhandari attended to collect the award.

Cllr Mrs Dorothy Hayes MBE, Executive Member for Environment, said:

“This is another fantastic achievement for our climate change team, and I am so proud of all their hard work so far.

“A special congratulations goes to our Sustainable Energy Officer, Hazel Hill who has led the way in our energy efficiency work and as a result has changed the lives of so many in the borough.

“However, the hard work does not stop here. We have lots of exciting projects from our climate change action plan, that we are rolling out this year.”