Energy-pop up shop success in Hailsham

Pop-up shop, Hailsham.
Pop-up shop, Hailsham.

More Energy Pop-Up shops are planned for towns in the Wealden district following a successful event in Hailsham which organisers say helped save residents thousands of pounds.

Energy experts from Communities Matter in partnership with the district council held the five day event between March 28 and April 2 where more than 400 people attended.

Communities Matter’s Director Ollie Pendered said: “Our independent energy experts helped them save between £50 and £350 each a year on their bills.

“With Wealden’s continued support we hope to reach even more people who might benefit from this practical advice.”

Abby Hussain, Energy Officer for Wealden District Council, added: “We received such positive feedback from local people coming in to Hailsham’s Energy Pop-up Shop. It worked so well in practical terms, we wish to make this service available for other people around the district.”

Organisers said as well as people benefitting from saving money on their bills, there were workshops on energy saving techniques in the home, for example draught proofing.

Sussex Police Community Support Officers came along each day to talk to people about safety and security.

Ali Bond, Police Community Support Officer, said: “This was a very informative event and well supported by local people. It worked well for us too, giving us the opportunity to talk to everyone about how to stay safe in their homes.”

Organisers said Hailsham’s Energy Pop-up shop was a resounding success, and the council has confirmed its support for more in the area.