Energy scheme for Moors on target


A newly launched project aimed at getting people to use renewable sources of heating is already half way towards its target.

The Moor Heat project has been set up in conjunction with Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) to help residents living in the moors and rural areas.

The target for the project was to get 25 households interested in changing to renewable heating.

If at least 25 households, off the gas grid, express an interest by Friday 16 November then the Moor Heat project can help the access a substantial community grant and discount.

It is envisaged that house-holds will be able to swap coal and oil fires for wood burning stoves and install solar panels, biomass boilers and ground and air source pumps.

A spokesperson for the Moor Heat project said moving to a biomass pellet boiler for space and water heating could give fuel savings of approx £580 per year.

It is hoped that with the community grant and discount the price for a biomass pellet boiler would be from approx £3,100.

The energy bus will be in various locations tomorrow giving out advice and information on energy saving measures and the grants available.

Robin Hood’s Bay Station car park, 10am-11am; Whitby West Cliff car park, 11.30am-12.30pm; Staithes Bank Top car park, 1pm-2pm; Danby Village Hall car park, 2.30pm-3.30pm.

Contact Caryn Loftus, project manager, on 01642 723137, email or Clare Churley, project worker, on 01947 840708 or visit