Helping people to Save Cash

The Pop-up Energy Pop-up Café opened in Crowborough yesterday (Monday 2nd June) and already people are beginning to save hundreds of pounds.

For four days only, energy experts are offering independent practical advice on how to cut energy costs.

Pop-up Energy Cafe Dates Crowborough

Pop-up Energy Cafe Dates Crowborough

As well as helping people make real savings on their energy bills, advice is given on energy saving techniques in the home, such as draught proofing.  Energy efficiency gifts are being given away too.

Energy expert Richard Watson offers advice on energy saving

Energy expert Richard Watson offers advice on energy saving

Communities Matter’s Director Ollie Pendered said:

On day one we have already saved one local lady from Crowborough £400 off her annual energy bill.  We want as many people as possible to come and benefit from this service.  Just remember to bring your energy bills with you.

Ollie Pendered from Communities Matter advices-customer

Ollie Pendered from Communities Matter advices-customer

Local Mum Sally Rigden-Gray said:

You think you know how to be energy efficient but I’ve learned so much more today.  I’m off to hire an energy monitor from my library for free to find out where we use the most energy at home, and so be more efficient where we can. This energy café is an excellent idea and it doesn’t cost a penny.

For more information on borrowing a home electricity monitor from Crowborough Library for free click here.

Energy Pop-up Cafe officially opened by Mayor Cllr Ron Reed.  Also picture are (from left to right): Fred Best, Ron Reed, Chris Harrison, Carolyn Wicken, Ollie Pendered, Philippa Hewes.

Energy Pop-up Cafe officially opened by Mayor Cllr Ron Reed. Also in the picture are (from left to right): Fred Best (Chair, Alderbrook Community Association), Cllr Ron Reed, PCSO Chris Harrison, Carolyn Wicken (Chair, Jarvis Brook Community Association), Ollie Pendered (Director, Communities Matter), Philippa Hewes (Town Clerk, Crowborough Town Council).

The Energy Pop-up Café was officially opened by Crowborough Town Councillor Ron Reed, he said:

We are delighted to be able to support this initiative which is helping people save energy costs and understand how to be more energy efficient at home.  The Energy Café offers a friendly informal environment in which to help people.  All you have to do is bring your energy bills along and one of the trained experts will talk to you.

I thank everybody involved in making this happen and I hope many people will come along and benefit from it.

For more information see previous article.

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