Lyme Regis and Charmouth residents invited to become Community Energy Champions

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RESIDENTS in Lyme Regis and Charmouth are being offered the opportunity to train as Volunteer Community Energy Champions.

The champions would be able to give energy advice to their friends and neighbours in their community to help them be more energy efficient and reduce their carbon emissions, save on their bills and keep warm.

The Centre for Sustainable Energy in Bridport will be running the online training with Bridport Town Council from January 20 for six months and volunteers from Lyme and Charmouth have been invited to join the scheme.

It follows Lyme Regis Town Council’s decision to allocate £25,000 a year for the remainder of the current council term specifically to tackle environmental and climate issues.

Cllr Belinda Bawden, chair of the council’s Environment Committee, said: “By allocating £75,000 in the budget for climate and environment emergency action planning over the remaining three years of the term of the council, Lyme Regis town councillors agreed pro-active engagement in the town to adapt to climate change and the need to reduce our impact on the environment.”

If you would like to become a Community Energy Champion by encouraging others to be more energy efficient, developing new knowledge and skills on energy efficiency, fuel poverty and the support and services available to help and retrofitting opportunities, contact Belinda Bawden on belindabawden@gmail.com

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