Prestatyn residents to benefit from landmark energy efficiency scheme

The First Minister has confirmed that the Welsh Labour Government’s landmark energy efficiency scheme, Arbed, will be rolled out to homes in Prestatyn.

Speaking at First Minister’s Questions, Labour Assembly Member for the Vale of Clwyd, Ann Jones, received a reassurance from the First Minister that work to improve the homes of residents in energy inefficient homes will commence imminently.

Ms Jones said: “Residents in Prestatyn have been hit hard by rising fuel costs over the past five years. By having a more energy efficient home, residents will see their bills lowered and enjoy a nicer, warmer environment at the same time.

“I am pleased to see the Welsh Labour Government taking decisive action to helping those in need while looking at fighting climate change at the same time”.

1,250 homes in Denbighshire, mainly in Rhyl, have already benefitted from Arbed.

Arbed, is a Welsh Labour Government project to improve the energy efficiency of homes. This reduces energy bills and makes homes warm and comfortable.

Arbed works with local authorities to target those communities who are most in need of support. As Arbed is an area-based scheme, householders cannot apply directly for support. It helps those most in need by improving insulation in existing properties, replacing inefficient boilers, switching homes to more affordable or renewable fuel types, or installing energy efficient systems.