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Frome leads the way with carbon neutral initiatives

Frome Town Hall is hosting a free event on Thursday 28th March at 7pm for anyone interested in putting solar on their roofs.

Local solar installer IDDEA will be on hand to explain their hugely discounted offer for Frome and to answer any questions. Anna Francis, Frome Town Council’s resilience manager will also be available to talk about the environmental savings and the benefit to the local community.

Anna Francis, resilience Manager at Frome town Council said “As well as enabling Frome households to cut their energy costs, £50 from each installation will go towards putting free solar panels on the YMCA’s youth centre on Vallis Road. And there is a £100 referral bonus for anyone who recommends a friend.”  With each installation saving around 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide it is hoped that at least 100 households will sign up over the next few months.

The solar streets project is part of Frome’s work towards becoming a carbon neutral town. Frome Mayor Richard Ackroyd also signed the town up to the global covenant of mayors last week linking Frome with hundreds of towns and cities across the globe who have committed to going carbon neutral. Rich said “Achieving this ambition is vital but hugely challenging. Linking with other places so we can share ideas and projects is a great start. We need everyone to play their part and I would urge anyone interested in reducing their energy bills to attend the event on the 28th.”

For more information visit: www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/solar-streets

22 March 2019
Last Updated
19 January 2021
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