Energy pop-up shop in Hailsham

Hailsham high street
Hailsham high street

Energy experts will be in Hailsham from Friday (March 28) for five days to offer practical advice on how to cut energy costs.

Everyday until Wednesday (April 2) from 10am-4pm (closed Sunday), Hailsham is hosting the first ever Energy Pop-up Shop in Wealden. Organised by Communities Matter in partnership with Wealden District Council, the shop will be in Hailsham town centre at 5 The Quintins.

The first 30 people through the door each day will take home energy efficiency gifts such as night lights and draught proofing strips.

Ollie Pendered, Director of Communities Matter, said: “Bring along your energy bills and they will help make sense of them, advise you on the best deals and how to go about switching suppliers if you wish to.”

There will also be a series of workshops on energy saving schemes such as draught proofing and energy bill switching taking place over the five days.

Mr Pendered added: “There are so many ways we can cut our energy costs but it all seems far too complicated. We want to de-mystify the information out there and make it easy for people to save energy, save money and be kinder to our environment.“

Wealden District Cllr Graham Wells said: “We want the homes in Wealden to be as energy efficient as possible, for the sake of our residents’ pockets as well as the environment. I hope many people visit the Hailsham Energy Pop-up Shop for the advice on offer, particularly those who may be struggling. If this initiative proves to be a success, we will support more energy pop-up shops around the district.”

Abby Hussain, Energy Officer for Wealden District Council and winner of a Heat Heroes Award, said: “We will find ways to help you save money and keep you warm in winter. Plan ahead and come along to the Energy Pop-up Shop.”

Hailsham Town Clerk John Harrison added: “Attending this Energy Pop-up Shop may help you reduce your carbon footprint and save yourself some money at the same time.

“Hailsham Town Council is delighted to support Communities Matter and Wealden District Council by being part of the event’s organisation and promotion to residents.”

For more advice call the council’s Energy Efficiency Advice Line on 01323 443321