Uckfield host first energy pop-up shop

Uckfield is hosting its first ever energy pop-up shop.

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

From Thursday 4 December to Tuesday 9 December (9.30am to 4.30pm, except Sunday 10.30am to 2.30pm), organised by Communities Matter and in partnership with Wealden District Council and East Sussex Energy Partnership, the Energy Pop-up Shop will be at The Lounge Coffee House, 84 Uckfield High Street.

Justin Bailey, Energy Efficiency Home Officer, Wealden District Council, said: “With thousands of pounds already saved by those who came along to Energy pop-up shops in Wealden earlier this year, we aim to do the same for the people of Uckfield and help keep you warm this winter.”

On the back of the success of this energy saving campaign so far, DECC has granted funding through its Big Energy Saving Network (BESN). There are now sixteen BESN Champions across Sussex and Kent, whose main focus is doing outreach work on fuel poverty.

Ollie Pendered, Director of Communities Matter added: “The Energy Pop-up Shops provide a perfect vehicle for the Sussex BESN Energy Champions to train volunteers and front line workers who will in turn give independent advice to local people about how they use their energy at home and how to understand their energy bills. We are delighted to be setting up in the Lounge Coffee House and look forward to saving people money on their energy bills.”

Councillor Graham Wells said: “As well as helping people save money on their energy bills, for the sake of the environment we want to see homes in Wealden be as energy efficient as possible.  This is a truly valuable service on offer and we hope you will find the time to come along with some recent energy bills and benefit from this free advice.”

Uckfield Town Clerk Ashley Serpis added, “We are delighted to be supporting Communities Matter and Wealden District Council in the organisation and promotion to residents in the area. You may find ways of being more energy efficient at home which will help save you money and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. “

If you want some advice in the meantime, please call Wealden District Council’s Energy Efficiency Advice Line on 01323 443321.