Saturday, 16 January 2016

2016 Energy Booklet out and online - it will save you money on your energy bills

Following on from the success of the Energy Booklet in the past three years, I am pleased to announce that a new and improved booklet is now out and online. I have organised for its delivery, at no cost to the taxpayer, to thousands of homes in the area, but I also wanted to provide details of it online.
I know many residents are concerned about energy costs and fuel, and hopefully this booklet willgo some way to cut through the complexity, and provide some much needed simple answers.

The main purpose of the guide is to help you make your home more energy efficient, and make you aware of what support is available. There is advice on how to get the best deal from your energy supplier and details about a range of schemes. Included is also information on financial assistance to which you may be entitled, as well as details of various organisations from the Citizens Advice Bureau to local Oil Buying Clubs whom you can contact.

Finally, I am very pleased to say, I have provided information on the new Tynedale Community Bank: a real alternative to the major multinationals. The TCB is a local bank, providing savings and loans for local people.

I hope that you find this booklet useful. Now is the time to start thinking about how you can stay warm and save money, this winter. Link to the online version here: