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High Peak Borough Council invest £1.4 million to cut carbon emissions at Buxton swimming pool

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Labour-led High Peak Borough Council has won £1.3 million from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme and is supplementing it with a further £175k.

The project is intended to improve energy efficiency and reduce the leisure centre’s impact on the environment.

The money will be used to install solar panels at the swimming pool and leisure centre and replace the conventional gas boilers with air source heat pumps.

This should save around 200 tonnes of CO2 every year, helping the council to meet its goal of being carbon neutral by 2030.

Rob Wilks, Head of Service Commissioning at the Council, said: “The Council is delighted to have secured this substantial grant to decarbonise these facilities in Buxton as we work towards driving down emissions at all our leisure facilities across the Borough.”

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