02 October 2009
Marlyn Glen MSP has welcomed news from Dundee City Council that they are to spend part of their £32,000 annual allocation from central government for home insulation on properties in Broughty Ferry that have been identified for such work that will begin shortly.
The council were responding to query from Ms. Glen on how the allocation from the Warm Deal programme and the Energy Assistance Package for loft insulation and cavity wall insulation was being spent in this financial yea.
The council also indicated that money would also be made available to individual tenants who qualify.
If an individual tenant contacted the Housing Department asking for insulation measures then a referral would be made to Miller-Pattison for a survey and insulation work.
Miller-Pattison would then invoice the Council who would pay from the Warm Deal allocation.
Ms. Glen said,
” I welcome news of the forthcoming programme of home insulation that the council are to begin soon in Broughty Ferry.
” These schemes to make homes warmer and more energy efficient do make a real difference to the lives of those who need it most.”
Ms. Glen added that she would be raising with the Scottish Government the reasons for the “flat-lining of Dundee’s allocation” which had remained at £32,000 for each of ther past four years.