Glasgow Residents tell LEAP their views on Community Heating

LEAP was recently invited by Clyde Gateway to undertake a survey of local residents in the east end of Glasgow, as part of the planning and research into a potential project that would involve the introduction of a community based heating system within a future housing development in the Dalmarnock area. LEAP carried out face-to-face interviews with 67 local residents at four different community locations and reported on the survey findings.

Hugh Moore, Project Manager at Clyde Gateway said “LEAP has a great deal of knowledge and expertise in this form of community engagement and consultation and thanks to their involvement we now know that the issues of most interest locally in terms of energy and heating systems are safety and affordability. We are heartened by survey indication showing a strong support for the type of ideas we are looking to develop and the next stage will be to look at the plans more closely in terms of overall costs and feasibility.”

Comm Heating Survey presentation Photo
Pictured above is Maxine Hanrahan, a local Glasgow resident receiving a prize hamper from Hugh, alongside Lesley Ward from Bridgeton Community Learning Campus and Scott Duncan, LEAP’s Project Manager, who developed the survey and its methodology, with the support of the LEAP team.”