WORKMEN from Kirklees Council are giving a helping hand to other authorities.
Staff from Kirklees Building Services are leading the way installing renewable technologies for other councils.
They are utilising their expertise to install renewable technologies that generate electricity in buildings belonging to Wakefield Council.
Following successful projects within the Kirklees area – including the installation of solar panels in 70 council houses – a team of staff including three electricians and two roofers have so far worked at Agbrigg and Belle Vue Community Centre, Pugney’s Country Park and Normanton Swimming Pool in Wakefield.
Working together to plan, design and project manage the installations, the venues now benefit from a state of the art solar electricity system.
Wakefield Council is committed to installing solar electricity systems on their public buildings.
Kirklees Building Services is one of the first accredited councils to undertake this type of work in the region. This will hopefully open up new avenues for future funding.
Clr Peter McBride, cabinet member with responsibility for Building Services has said: “Working for Wakefield is helping to build a good reputation for Building Services regionally and provides an extra source of income for the council.”