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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Colchester Borough Council is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to take action to minimise disruption and keep residents and visitors safe. 

Coronavirus: updates, advice and guidance

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Energy and housing

Saving energy

There are many ways to save energy within your home, from switching lights off, to increasing levels of insulation. Find out more about being energy efficient at home. 

There are also websites such as Uswitch that you can use to help you switch to an energy supplier that may be cheaper and supply greener energy than your current supplier. 

Renewable and low carbon energy

The Council is trying to source more of its energy from renewables to reduce its environmental impact. A good example of this is the solar photovoltaic (PV) panels that were installed on the roof of Leisure World. The Council is also in the process of constructing an innovative low carbon heat network in collaboration with Colchester Amphora Energy Ltd (CAEL), an energy company wholly owned by the Council, for use in the new Northern Gateway development.  

Staying warm

Don’t sacrifice comfort to save energy – contact the Warm Homes Project team who can advise you on ways to insulate your home effectively so you can save money and stay warm. 

Council working with its partners

Colchester Borough Homes continues to deliver extensive programmes of works across Council’s facilities which have a focus on sustainability and reducing carbon emissions. 

Page last reviewed: 4 March 2020

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