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Support for LPG users in Tenbury Wells
8:00am Saturday 19th January 2013 in News
SUPPORT is being offered to people living in the Tenbury area who rely on LPG.
A new scheme launched by Malvern Hills District Council to help LPG fuel households save up to 30 per cent on their heating bills is attracting a steady stream of customers.
The innovative deal between the council and Lister Gases Limited, for a LPG bulk fuel agreement, was one of the first deals of its kind in the country and is proving to be a big hit with residents.
Working to reduce fuel poverty in the district is a key priority for the council and this deal plays an important part in achieving that reduction.
The ag reement means households will be charged a price at a fixed margin above the wholesale price.
Malvern Hills District Council will monitor the price of fered by Lister Gases on a regular basis to make sure residents, who have signed up to the deal, continue to benefit from a fair price which will come down as well as go up.
The October price was 48.5 per litre but since then the price has come down to 46.72 in January.
About a third of Malvern Hills residents do not have access to mains gas and have to rely on oil, solid fuel, electricity or LPG to heat their homes. Between 800 and 1,000 households are thought to use LPG.
“Our research shows the area is one of the worst in England for fuel poverty.
“We are already tackling energy efficiency through other measures which includes supporting the new bulk oil buying groups that have recently been established in the district,”
said Councillor David Hughes, leader of MHDC.
For more information go to malvernhills.gov.uk