Rutland MP Alan Duncan visits Change Agents in Oakham

Change Agents UK receiving their National Energy Award from Alan Duncan MP. From left, Rutland County Council climate change co-ordinator Isabel Clark, Change Agents UK energy officer David Crookes, Change Agents UK charity leader Nick Goodman, Rutland County Council leader Roger Begy, Alan Duncan MP, Rutland County Council senior environmental officer Richard Chubb and Change Agents UK energy officer Daniel Curry.
Change Agents UK receiving their National Energy Award from Alan Duncan MP. From left, Rutland County Council climate change co-ordinator Isabel Clark, Change Agents UK energy officer David Crookes, Change Agents UK charity leader Nick Goodman, Rutland County Council leader Roger Begy, Alan Duncan MP, Rutland County Council senior environmental officer Richard Chubb and Change Agents UK energy officer Daniel Curry.

A RUTLAND based energy charity received a visit from MP Alan Duncan today (Friday) and he learned about their award-winning work.

Change Agents UK, based at Oakham Railway Station, were winners of the Community Footprint Award, run by fuel poverty charity National Energy Action for their Energy Action 4 Rutland project, scooping a £5,000 prize.

Energy Action 4 Rutland gives residents around the county the chance to have a free household energy audit, helping them save money and energy.

Mr Duncan said: “Energy Action 4 Rutland is playing an important role in tackling fuel poverty within the community and I welcome the work the team have done to share their project model with other local authorities, charities and organisations in neighbouring counties.”

The company works closely alongside Rutland County Council and the project is also being supported by Voluntary Action Rutland, Spire Homes, Age UK, First Contact and Rutland Together.

Charity leader at Change Agents UK Nick Goodman said: “We are really pleased that Alan Duncan MP is interested in learning about the Energy Action 4 Rutland project and is keen to show his support for combating fuel poverty in the community.”

He said the project has helped over 200 households reduce their energy bills by offering advice and guidance on insulation, heating systems and simple measures that people can take around their homes.

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