Warmer Winter

Residents from across the district can get help and advice about vital services available to them at an event next week.

Bromsgrove District Council and partners are working with Worcestershire County Council to provide information and advice to residents about how they can keep warm and save money this winter, by holding an event at Rubery Library.

The event will run from 9.30am until 1pm on Tuesday 8th November and a number of organisations will be on hand to offer information including Act on Energy, Care and Repair, NEW Lifeline and Severn Trent Water.

At the event visitors can:

  • Bring along an energy bill to get help with switching energy suppliers to save money. 
  • Get tips and freebies to help reduce their water bill.
  • Find out about smart meters – accurate bills without having to read the meter or let a stranger into your house.
  • Bromsgrove homeowners - help for low, fixed income households with broken or inefficient heating, improving home insulation and essential home repairs. 
  • Information about telecare services - pendant buttons, phones, linked smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and more to give people confidence to continue to live independently in their own home.

Kit Taylor, whose portfolio covers housing, said: “We all know that costs creep up over the winter – and not just because of Christmas! Heating our homes can add pounds to our bills but by being more efficient you can keep warm and save money too.”

This campaign is about encouraging everyone across Bromsgrove District to become more energy efficient, particularly elderly and vulnerable residents, so that they can stay warm and save money this winter.

For more information please contact Climate Change and Energy Support.