Local Energy Advice Programme statement

Council / 20 Apr 2017

A Peterborough City Council spokesman:

“The messages published earlier today on the council’s social media sites about the Local Energy Advice Programme (LEAP) were incorrect.

“LEAP is a pilot project provided by the council in partnership with AgilityEco. It targets households that are in fuel poverty and aims to save them money and keep warm at no cost to themselves.

“The scheme was launched at the end of January and since then around 250 households have had home energy visits after giving their consent following a referral. These visits include an energy assessment and can immediately deliver help including installing a range of simple measures such as LED light bulbs, draught-proofing and helping people to switch energy providers and save.

“People can find out more by visiting the LEAP website.

“This was clearly a mistake on the council’s part - however we hope we can use it as an opportunity to promote the scheme. You can check your eligibility on the website and the service is open to all types of householders - homeowners, private renters and social housing tenants.”