A GROUP of volunteers are declaring war on fuel poverty and cold homes this winter – and they are invite readers to join them.

Transition Town High Wycombe is offering free thermal imaging surveys of homes in the Wycombe district, Wycombe’s team coordinator Mark Brown, said: “This winter as many people could die of cold in their own homes as on our roads.”

“Every year it gets worse as the price of heating spirals upwards. It’s time to put a stop to it.”

The Warm Home Teams borrow Council thermal imaging equipment for the weekends and visit homes throughout the Wycombe area to take external photos that show where expensive heat is leaking out of homes- from poor insulation to badly fitted cat flaps.

Any local resident can apply for the photos to be taken and the team will then use them as a starting point to provide guidance on how occupants can save fuel and money.

The team is in need of more volunteers in the Wycombe area and full training will be supplied to those who can spend a few hours at the weekend.

Mr Brown adds: “Even if someone only wishes to take notes or hold a torch, all help will make that volunteer a ‘warm home hero’ this winter.”

If readers wish to apply for a free survey or volunteer then call 01494 858390 or go online at www.transition-wycombe.org.uk/warm email them at warm-home-heroes@transition-wycombe.org.uk Marlow residents can contact Transition Town Marlow on marlowthermal@aol.co.uk