Ringmer to host first energy pop-up shop

Energy pop-up shop
Energy pop-up shop

Ringmer is hosting its first ever Energy Pop-up Shop.

For two days energy experts will be on hand to provide independent practical advice on how to cut costs on your energy bills, give advice on switching suppliers and ways to be more energy efficient at home.

On Thursday (March 5) and Friday (March 6) the Energy Pop-up Shop will be open from 2.30pm to 6.30pm.

There will also be a pop-up shop in the Malling Community Centre in Lewes on Saturday (March 7) from 10am until 3.30pm.

Organised by Communities Matter, in partnership with OVESCO and Big Energy Saving Network, it will be held in Ringmer Village Hall.

Chris Rowland from OVESCO said: “The Ouse Valley Energy Services Company has been providing energy efficiency advice across the region since 2007, energy bill advice is really important to everyone at the moment. We also want to look at how our communities are powered and to explore opportunities for the local ownership of renewable energy.”

Ollie Pendered, Director of Communities Matter added: “We have saved people between £50 and £500 a year on their energy bills at each one of the pop-up Energy events we have organised across Sussex in the last year. All you have to do is drop into our Energy Pop-up Shop with your energy bills and we will aim to do the same for you.

He continued: “These energy events are becoming more and more popular in our local communities. The Sussex Big Energy Saving Network are independent advisors who have advised thousands of people across Sussex this winter on their fuel bills, helping to understand energy use at home and in doing so saving money.

“Anyone who is currently on a standard energy tariff can expect to save around £200 by

switching – come along and we can help you.”

The campaign to make a significant impact on reducing fuel poverty has been fully supported by the Big Energy Saving Network (BESN), funded by DECC since March 2014. There are now sixteen BESN Champions across Kent and Sussex, whose main focus is doing outreach work on fuel poverty.

With one month remaining for the BESN funding, already over £375,000 has been saved on peoples’ energy bills.

Ollie Pendered, Director of Communities Matter and a BESN Champion said: “We continue to train volunteers to give energy bill advice. If you want to help within your community and you know a local group wanting to take part in this initiative, please get in touch and we will come and see you.”

For more information please email hello@ovesco.co.uk or call OVESCO on 01273 472405.