Energy pop-up shop to visit Crowborough


Energy experts will be at Crowborough’s Energy Pop-up Café to offer independent practical advice on how to cut energy costs from Monday (June 2).

Organised by Communities Matter, and in partnership with Wealden District Council, Crowborough’s Energy Pop-up Café will be open at two locations.

It will be open at the Jarvis Brook Guide and Scout Hall from 10am until 2pm on Monday and on Tuesday (June 3) from 1pm until 7pm).

Experts will also be at Crowborough Town Council on Thursday (June 5) from 10am until 4pm and Friday (June 6) from 10am until 4pm.

Communities Matter’s Director, Ollie Pendered, said: “The first Energy pop-up event in Hailsham saved £1000s overall on peoples energy bills. We want to see this tremendous saving repeated in Crowborough. Just remember to bring your energy bills with you.”

As well as helping people save money on their bills, there will be information available on energy saving techniques in the home, such as draught proofing and energy efficiency gifts to give away.

Julie Wilkins, Property Services Manager for Wealden District Council, added: “We fully support initiatives which give good practical advice to people about how to be more energy efficient in their homes. 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.”

Councillor Graham Wells, Cabinet member with responsibility for domestic energy saving on Wealden District Council, said: “Following the success of the recent Energy Pop-Up shop in Hailsham, we are pleased to be helping expand this initiative to other parts of Wealden to encourage residents to get a better deal on their fuel bills.

“Over 400 people took advantage of the help offered during the five days the Energy Pop-up Shop ran in Hailsham. They saved between £50 and £350 on their annual energy bills as well as getting free advice on insulation and other energy saving measures. It is a great opportunity which I hope residents in Crowborough, Jarvis Brook, Forest Row and the surrounding villages will take advantage of.”

Crowborough Town Clerk Philippa Hewes added: “We are delighted to see the Energy Pop-up Café come to Crowborough and by hosting it in both Jarvis Brook and our Town Hall, we will reach as many people as possible.”