Amber Valley Borough Council have recently appointed a Climate Change and Fuel Poverty Project Officer, Tom Bromley.
The post was created in line with the growing focus on the need to reduce carbon emissions and to reduce fuel poverty in the borough. With the pandemic having forced so many to spend more time at home, helping residents to stay warm affordably continues to be an important part of the council’s work. On 17th March the cabinet approved the council’s Affordable Warmth Plan, delivery of the plan will be a key part of the new role.
The Climate Change and Fuel Poverty Project Officer will be expected to deliver a comprehensive database of the energy efficiency of housing stock in Amber Valley, including how homes are heated and the scope for supporting communities to take steps to access funding. This will involve houses across all tenures. The council recognises that supporting rural communities to access cheaper forms of heating will be important, and the role will seek to develop specific projects designed to support those communities.
The new post will also assist the council to reduce carbon emissions from its own properties.