Get energy saving advice at pop up cafe in Upper Dicker

Energy pop up shop
Energy pop up shop

An energy cafe where residents can get advice on saving money on their energy bills is coming to Upper Dicker.

The Energy pop up cafe will be at Upper Dicker Village Shop and Cafe on Thursday (February 12) from 4pm until 7pm.

A team of energy advisors from Sussex’s very own Big Energy Saving Network will be on hand to provide free independent advice on how to switch energy providers to save money and save energy.

Ollie Pendered from Communities Matter is hosting the event in partnership with Cuckmere Community Solar. Ollie said: “We have been running Energy Cafes throughout Sussex since last year, helping people understand how they can save money on their energy bills.

“Through our research and training we have discovered that there is no advantage in staying loyal to one

energy company.

“If you look at your bills and see that you are on a Standard tariff then you can expect to save around £200 straight away.  In Peacehaven last week one local couple saved £480 by switching.”

Resident Katie Hawks said: “Saving money on energy bills can be complicated and daunting. These Energy Cafes are a great way of working things out with experts, the coffee’s good, too. Our energy bill’s gone down.”

Alister Scott of Cuckmere Community Solar said: “We are delighted to be working with Communities Matter to help local people save money. Our vision at Cuckmere Community Solar is to provide local residents with the opportunity to invest in solar, save money and do something for wildlife at the same time. We have even found that it is possible to switch to a green provider and save money.

“On the night we would love to meet lots more people - the support has been great so far.”