Thousands able to benefit from Barnsley boiler scheme

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Thousands of people in Barnsley have the chance to receive support in replacing their boiler ahead of winter.

Around 8,000 properties will be eligible for financial assistance under the new scheme from Barnsley Council.

Letters are being sent out to eligible properties, with the initiative designed to help people living in cold or damp houses and those suffering from fuel poverty.

Once residents register their interest an assessment will be carried out by one of three partner contractors, who will then carry out the boiler replacement work. Private sector residents need permission from landlords.