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Big Energy-Saving Week – information and advice available in Shrewsbury on Saturday 19 January

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Information and advice on saving money and keeping warm in the home will be available to residents in The Square, Shrewsbury on Saturday 19 January 2019, 10am until 3pm, as part of national Big Energy-Saving Week.

The event will be hosted by Keep Shropshire Warm – a partnership between Shropshire Council and Marches Energy Agency, a registered charity specialising in energy advice.  Advisers will be on hand to deal with a range of queries from the public, and to give out money-saving freebies such as energy monitors.

Energy Saving advice stall

Energy Saving advice stalls

Many residents will be feeling the pinch after Christmas, with energy price rises and cold weather here. Often people don’t know they can save hundred of pounds by changing energy supplier, and access extra money such as the £140 Warm Home Discount.  There are also grants out there for heating and insulation improvements – delivering thousands of pounds in funding to households such as low income households with no central heating or broken heating systems.

Big Energy-Saving Week

Big Energy-Saving Week

Big Energy-Saving Week 2019 is a national Citizen’s Advice campaign to help consumers understand their energy use, cut their bills and get the financial support they are entitled to.  It is being delivered by local partner organisations, such as Keep Shropshire Warm.  Throughout the year Keep Shropshire Warm can offer free and impartial advice to Shropshire residents via Freephone 0800 112 3743.

Lee Chapman, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for adult social care, health and social housing, said:

“We are committed to ensuring residents get the advice and support they need to help them live in warm, safe and comfortable homes. Therefore I’d really encourage people to come along to our Keep Shropshire Warm event on Saturday 19 January, to find out more about what advice and support is on offer.”