Many more homes will be pushed into fuel poverty this winter because of the recent rise in fuel costs. The annual dual fuel bill for customers with average consumption has increased by about £80 to £1,238.
The drop-ins will help people take simple steps to lower their energy bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to.
Energy advisers will be available to check if residents are getting the best deal on an energy saving website and whether they are on the cheapest way to pay.
They will explain how residents might be able to save more money by switching suppliers. Plus they’ll also be providing energy saving tips, giving away small energy saving devices and talking about help available to insulate resident’s homes.
The drop-ins will take place on:
- Wednesday 7 November, 2.30pm to 4pm at Castle Hill Church, Spring Boroughs
- Thursday 8 November, 11.30am to 12.30pm at Doddridge Centre, St James
- Wednesday 14 November, 6pm to 7pm at Lodge Farm Community Centre, Goldings
- Thursday 15 November, 4.30pm to 5.30pm at Spencer Dallington Community Centre, Tintern Avenue, Spencer
- Thursday 22 November, 3.30pm to 5pm at Kings Heath Community Centre, North Oval, Kings Heath
- Wednesday 28 November, 1pm to 3pm at the Court Room, the Guildhall, Northampton
- Thursday 29 November, 3.30pm to 5pm at Bellinge Community Centre, Fieldmill Square, Bellinge
- Thursday 6 December, 3.30pm to 5pm at Kingsthorpe Community Centre, Mill Lane, Kingsthorpe
Councillor Mary Markham, Cabinet member for housing said: "We know times are tough and fuel prices have just been put up again so it’s the ideal time to find out if you could be paying less this winter. Come along to one of our drop-ins, speak to an energy adviser and get some advice. You might also be able to get free insulation which could save you hundreds off your fuel bills.”
If you would like more information please call 01604 838575 or visit www.northampton.gov.uk/energysaving