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Under floor heating 'helps warm church'

Under floor heating and thermal insulation have been installed as part of a green energy scheme at a place of worship in Haworth.

Grade II-listed West Lane Baptist Church has invested in the features in a bid to make the historic venue more environmentally friendly, the Bradford Telegraph and Argus reports.

Reverend Chris Upton, minister at the church, explained how the temperature in the building is more comfortable since the under floor heating has been fitted.

He added: "We've also insulated the roof void of the mezzanine floor which has had an impact on noise levels and heat retention."

Bradford Environmental Action Trust and the LEADER programme supported the energy efficiency scheme at the 258-year-old building.

Reverend Upton described how the next step is to install double-glazed windows and it is hoped the project will highlight the importance of sustainability in the community.

Elsewhere, a plan to fit under floor heating at St Mary's Church in Witney was recently given the support of Princess Anne, the Oxford Mail reported.