Home energy saving advice on offer
Release date: Wednesday 9th November 11
Free advice and guidance on how to save cash on energy bills will be given during a special eco-event this Saturday (November 12).
The council-backed Neighbourhood Energy Savings Toolkit Event is being run by Wandsworth Friends of the Earth at Durie Hall, St Mark's Church, in Battersea, from 2pm to 4pm.
Wandsworth's environment spokesman, Councillor Jonathan Cook, is scheduled to be in attendance to hear several talks, including one from a Balham resident who reduced their energy bills to almost zero and now makes money from the national grid.
Other talks will cover cheap energy saving measures, draught-proofing and the impact of climate change on developing countries. There will also be suppliers on hand to talk and leaflets offering practical advice - and tea and cake will be on offer to visitors.
The event, which is being co-hosted by St Mark's Church Global Action Group, aims to bring residents in Battersea, Clapham, Wandsworth, Balham and Tooting together to learn about saving energy and cutting energy bills.
Wandsworth Friends of the Earth intends for it to be a relaxed event offering practical ideas through a series of short talks.
It follows a Wandsworth Environment Forum event at the town hall last Thursday, during which Cllr Cook explained how the council would be helping homes become more energy efficient.
The council is currently giving residents in Furzedown and Graveney wards the chance to save up to £200 a year on their energy bills.
Funded by the Mayor of London, an energy saving scheme called RE:NEW has been set up to offer households a free energy survey and advice about how to be more energy efficient.
To book an appointment call 0800 652 7214 or visit www.climateenergy.org.uk/renew
Learn more about what the council is doing to improve the local environment.
To find out more about Saturday's event visit www.foe.co.uk/groups/wandsworth/1087.htm or call 07973 164203.
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