The Green Homes Grant Scheme For Home Owners

The Green Homes Grant scheme, first promised in July, is now live. It can provide a significant amount of cash for home improvements such as insulation, double glazing and heating controls, which should improve a home’s energy efficiency, and its value.

How Much? Vouchers will cover two-thirds of the cost of eligible improvements, up to a maximum government contribution of £5,000.

If you, or someone in your household, receive certain benefits you may be eligible for a voucher covering 100% of the cost of the improvements. The maximum value of the voucher is £10,000.

You must redeem the voucher and ensure improvements are completed by 31 March 2021.

Are you eligible?  You may be eligible if you live in England and:

  • You own your own home (including long-leaseholders and shared ownership).
  • You own your own park home on a residential site (including Gypsy and Traveller sites).
  • You are a residential landlord in the private or social rented sector (including local authorities and housing associations).

You cannot get the Green Homes Grant for newly built homes which have not been previously occupied.

  • To read all the Government Guidelines – Click HERE.
  • Check your eligibility HERE.

Check you’re eligible for a Green Homes Grant before applying.

To Apply: you’ll need:

  • the name and date of birth of the property owner or owners
  • the name and date of birth of anyone living in the property who is receiving benefits
  • a quote for the work from a TrustMark-registered tradesperson
  • the TrustMark licence number of your chosen tradesperson

Please read through all the details before applying HERE.







Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Online Meeting Monday 12th October

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council are meeting online using the Zoom platform at 7.30pm on Monday 12 October 2020.
All are welcome to attend.

The full agenda is available to download HERE.

The meeting can be accessed HERE.
The Meeting ID: 820 9569 3135
Zoom is Free! – Sign Up and get it HERE.

There is a vacancy for Burstock Ward.

Residents are then invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on issues on this Agenda. (There is the opportunity for Public Participation towards the end of the meeting)
Reports are to be expected from Councillor Simon Christopher (Dorset Council) and Dorset will be making a presentation too.

Councillors will deliver their updates on their response to Coronavirus (Covid-19) and how they are supporting our vulnerable residents.

Following the Correspondence (our Community Stores are requesting support to purchase an Outdoor Customer Shelter) and Accounts, there are no new Planning Applications received this month but there are two results:

  • WD/D/20/001368, 16 Trusthams, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QB: Approved
  • WD/D/20/000706, Blackdown House, Coombe Water Lane, Blackdown, DT8 3LE: Approved

There will be Reports from Blackdown Village Hall Committee and from Broadwindsor Cricket Club.  Support is to be confirmed for the future development of Comrades Hall and Bernards’ Place.

Several issues are addressed with the Highways Department:
a. Report from the Footpaths Officer
b. Verge Management in the Grouped Parish Area
c. Installation of Kissing Gates Update
d. Speed Indicator Device Update (SID)
e. Winter Salt Bins and Dumpy Bags
f. Hedgerow Removal Notice – Land North of B3162, Laymore, Winsham, Chard, TA20 4NT

After a Report from the Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust on the topic of Affordable Housing and after any Matters of Interest and Information that may arise, there is the Public Participation, where residents are invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on any outstanding issues on this Agenda or raise issues for future consideration.

At the very end of the meeting the FMR Trust will address the following:

  • To receive the Finance Report (Balance £3,672.07 as of 30 September 2020)
  • To approve payment of £226.00 for Broadwindsor Group Parish Council (Trust Administration)
  • To consider a grant for Broadwindsor Cricket Club (Support Purchase Cost of Site)