Warmer Winter

The next chance to get top advice on keeping warm and saving money in Bromsgrove District this winter is coming up this week.

For anyone that missed the event at the Library in December, the next ‘winter warmer’ drop-in event is on Wednesday January 18 at Bromsgrove Library from 9.30am-1pm

At previous events, residents have been able to find out how much they could save by switching energy suppliers, with some able to save over £200 a year. Some have received free smoke alarms and energy monitors. The many organisations on hand at the events have also helped to refer people to programmes like the Redditch Energy Efficiency Fund, interest free loans for repairs and home energy and fire safety checks.

Bromsgrove District Councillor Kit Taylor, whose portfolio includes housing, said: “The post Christmas period can be a tough one financially for many families across the district and believe it or not, saving energy can be a big help. You can learn some useful tips at these events, for things that you may not have realised were easy ways you could keep warm and save money. Pop along to the library on Wednesday -you might be eligible for more than you thought.”

Age UK, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Fire and Rescue Service, Act on Energy, Care and Repair, NEW Lifeline and Severn Trent Water continue to be involved in the events, which are specifically designed to help people get their bills down and heat their homes.

The events are being organised by Bromsgrove District Council and partners, with Worcestershire County Council, to support Bromsgrove District residents to become more energy efficient, particularly elderly and vulnerable residents, so that they can stay warm and save money this winter.

If you are coming to the events and want help with switching energy suppliers to save money, please make sure to bring along an energy bill with you.