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Colchester Borough Council cuts energy costs

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An Essex town, which is the oldest recorded in England, has cut its energy bills over four years by revamping public buildings and rolling our an energy efficiency drive.

The Borough Council in Colchester reduced it’s carbon footprint 2,444 tonnes in the process, 133 tonnes more than a target to lower carbon by 25%  from 2006-07 levels by 2012.

The Mercury Theatre renewed it’s roof and windows to improve insulation, reducing it’s carbon footprint by 32%.

The fitness pool at Colchester Leisure World was refurbished and the cremators at the crematorium were replaced.

Colchester Castle also benefitted from some improvements to it’s heating, lighting and insulation last year.

Councillor Tim Young at Colchester Borough Council said: “There is no greater priority than developing a sustainable future and through targeted investment the Council has already shown it is leading the way with its own buildings, fleet and staff.”

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