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27/09/11
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Mr Toast will be in Victoria Square on Thursday

All Bolton residents can apply for free loft and cavity wall insulation to help them save money and keep warm.

Toasty Bolton, an insulation scheme, is re-launching in Victoria Square, this Thursday (September 29).

Get Me Toasty is a campaign run by the Energy Saving Trust and the 10 local authorities of Greater Manchester, including Bolton Council.

The scheme now offers insulation for free to all private residents, regardless of age or income, subject to a free home survey and could help residents save hundreds of pounds on their fuel bills.

A house can lose up to 60 per cent of its heating through its walls and roof. Insulation can help householders save up to £250 per year on their energy bills.

Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, Housing and Skills, Councillor Ismail Ibrahim, said: “It is vital that Bolton’s residents are aware of the importance of insulation, and the ways they could save money and keep warm and healthy.

“The campaign will make sure that residents have all the information available to them and I would urge anybody who would like to find out more to get in touch with the Energy Saving Trust.”

Philip Sellwood, Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust, added: "The number of home owners who could potentially get insulation fitted thanks to this new investment is ambitious. Findings from a recent survey we conducted in the North West of England tell us that times are tough economically. Nearly 70 per cent of local residents are more interested than ever in how to save energy and cut their utility bills.

“There are lots of simple steps that households can take to ensure that they are doing their bit to reduce carbon emissions and help to cut their energy bills and. Insulation is one of them and it is the kind of sustainable change that will have to be made to all our homes over coming years to ensure that we meet our UK carbon emission reduction targets.”

Mr Toast and the Get Me Toasty team will be in Victoria Square on Thursday, between 10am to 4pm, to give free advice to householders.

For more information or to register for the Get Me Toasty scheme go to the website or call Energy Saving Trust for free on 0800 512 012.

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Salma Nakhuda
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0800 512012