PRESS RELEASE – Funding Approved for Alsager Civic Refurbishment Scheme


Alsager Town Council is set to progress with the planned refurbishment of Alsager Civic which will improve major elements of the building such as a New Heating System, Insulated Roof Recovery, New UPVC Double Glazing Windows, and Kitchen Upgrade, thanks to a £50,000 grant from funding body WREN.

The money, awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, will be used to upgrade the Heating System which includes new automated energy efficient boilers, new energy efficient heat emitters, and associated plumbing and mechanical works.

The Asset Manager of the Town Council Mr. Eddison Attu believes the refurbishment of Alsager Civic will give the building another 40 years’ life which will make a huge difference in the continuous service delivery to the local Community.

He says: “This project will provide a real boost to the people of Alsager. It’s fantastic that WREN has awarded us this money and we’re really looking forward to Alsager Civic taking a new shape over the next 5 months.
WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund

Richard Smith, WREN’s grant manager for Cheshire, says: “We’re delighted to be supporting the refurbishment of Alsager Civic and pleased our funding will make such a difference to so many groups of people. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that benefit local communities and we’re looking forward to this one having a positive impact very soon.”

Mr Eddison Attu hopes the refurbishment of Alsager Civic will be completed by 15th July 2017 and as a result, the benefits of energy efficiency of the building will begin to be realized within the first year after the works.


Media Information

For further press information please contact Mr. Eddison Attu at the Alsager Town Council offices on 01270876440 or email

Notes to editors:

• Alsager Town Council is the first tier of Local Government providing direct services of importance to the people of Alsager by ensuring Alsager continue to be a great place to live and work. Visit the Town Council website for more details.

• WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund. Since 1998, WREN has granted over £200m to more than 7,000 projects which benefit people living within 10 miles of a FCC Environment landfill site. For more information, please visit

• FCC Environment is the leading UK waste and resource management company and is part of a global group with a strong heritage in providing services for communities and business. Its vision is to be the environmental company of choice, delivering change for a sustainable future. It employs 2,400 people and operates more than 200 facilities across England, Scotland and Wales. FCC Environment donates the LCF tax credits that are generated by its operations to WREN, in order to add value to the environmental and social infrastructure of the communities around landfill sites.

• The Landfill Communities Fund – any waste that is discarded which cannot be reused, reprocessed or recycled may ultimately be disposed of in a landfill site. To encourage the re-use, recycle and recovery of more value from waste and use more environmentally friendly methods of waste disposal, Landfill Tax is charged on each tonne of waste sent to landfill. Landfill Operators (LOs) are able to redirect a small proportion of landfill tax liability (currently 6.8%) to support a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of their landfill sites through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). The LCF is regulated by ENTRUST on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs, and the projects are delivered by enrolled Environmental bodies (EBs). Since its inception in 1996, over £1 billion has been spent on more than 32,000 projects across the UK. For further information, please visit or see HMRC’s general guide to Landfill Tax