Around 150 Wealden residents save money on energy

Crowborough energy pop-up shop
Crowborough energy pop-up shop

Around 150 residents in Crowborough have saved thousands of pounds overall on their energy bills after a pop-up energy shop visited the town.

Energy experts offered independent practical advice on how to cut costs at Crowborough’s Energy Pop-up Café which ran from Monday June 2.

The event was organised by Communities Matter, in partnership with Wealden District Council.

Communities Matter’s Director Ollie Pendered said: “Just under 150 people have come to see us over the four days and saved on average £200 per person per year on their energy bills. The Energy Café has been a tremendous success and we thank all the support given by Wealden District Council and Crowborough Town Council in making it happen.”

Resident Mr Fay, who built his home in the 60s, visited the pop-up cafe. He said: “The people I’ve met here know exactly what they are talking about. I have an old home with out of date systems, however the detail they have gone to help me sort out my energy bills is amazing.”

Crowborough’s Energy Pop-up Café took place at Jarvis Brook Guide and Scout Hall and Crowborough Town Hall.

Advice was also given on energy saving techniques in the home, such as draught proofing and energy efficiency gifts were also handed out.

Julie Wilkins, Property Services Manager for Wealden District Council, said: “We are delighted to see so many people benefit from this service. Saving energy, as well as saving money, is fundamental to our Affordable Warmth campaign to help everyone keep warm in winter, and particularly help those who are struggling the most.”

Crowborough Town Clerk Philippa Hewes added: “Hosting the Energy Café in our Town Hall has worked extremely well. We were delighted to see local people making real savings on their energy bills.”

An energy pop-up cafe was held in Hailsham in April and an Energy Fair takes place in Forest Row on June 28. Formore visit or