Two new money saving energy schemes to be unveiled in Marlborough
New energy schemes aimed at helping people to save money are to be launched in Marlborough next week (June 29) by Wiltshire Council’s Marlborough Area Board.
It is hosting an Energy Awareness Event to provide people with useful advice and to launch two major new money saving schemes.
The council is hoping people will take advantage of the new energy monitor and home insulations schemes as they could help save households hundreds of pounds every year.
Cabinet member for the environment, Toby Sturgis, says: “Summer is the ideal time to start looking at ways to make your home more energy efficient. If you make a start now you could start saving money on your fuel bills as soon as the weather starts turning colder.
“Rising fuel costs are a problem for many people. So we are asking as many people as possible to come to this event so we can show the many ways people can make their homes more energy efficient and save money at the same time.”
More households could be entitled to have free loft and cavity wall insulation, thanks to the council’s new Wiltshire Warm and Well home insulation scheme.
The council has received funding to insulate around 1,000 homes and is open to private tenants and home owners who are elderly or on a low income, who can have their lofts and cavity walls insulation for free.
Another way people can save money is to monitor how much energy they use.
Residents can now borrow free monitors from libraries to show them just how much money they are spending on electricity.
Marlborough Area Board chairman, Chris Humphries, says: “I hope lots of people come to our energy awareness event to learn more about these two schemes. It’s also an excellent opportunity to receive free general advice on how to save money in these difficult economic times.
“People can speak to our specially trained home energy efficient officers and the Citizens Advice Bureau will be on hand to help people who are having problems paying their fuel bills.”
The Marlborough Energy Awareness Event will be held at Marlborough Library from 10.30am to 2.30pm.
If residents cannot attend the event and would like more information about the new home insulation scheme, they can call the local Energy Advice Service on the freephone number 0800 512 012.