Decision details

Fuel Poverty Policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The Overview and Scrutiny Commission had considered a recent report from the meeting of Policy Development and Review Panel 3 on 29 July 2008 on the Housing Performance and Improvement Plan Monitoring Report July 2008.

Decision:

That:

 

1)           a policy be put in place to address the fuel poverty problems that might occur in the forthcoming months; and

 

2)           the Council be seen to support local people by actively raising awareness of fuel poverty in the District by placing articles on the matter in future editions of Breckland Voice.

Reasons for the decision:

It had been acknowledged by the Panel that there was an important role for the Council to play in advising all people, not just the elderly, about planning for the winter ahead.

Alternative options considered:

Not to put a policy in place to address the fuel poverty problems that might occur in the forthcoming months.

Publication date: 11/09/2008

Date of decision: 09/09/2008

Decided at meeting: 09/09/2008 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/09/2008