Energy-saving advice in 1066 country

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A 1066 country charity will be giving out energy-saving advice as part of a national campaign to cut fuel bills.

Citizens Advice 1066 is taking part in the fifth Big Energy Saving Week – un by Citizens Advice, the Energy Saving Trust and the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

The charity will be at Priory Meadow providing free advice on how people can save energy, cut their bills and clear their debts on Monday (October 26).

Money advice manager Nicola Phillips said: “People can potentially save hundreds of pounds on their bills by making small lifestyle changes, installing energy saving measures, by choosing a better tariff or switching supplier.

“But working through the different options can be a minefield.

“Our advisers can help people to better understand the options and find the best solution for them.”

Citizens Advice 1066 has helped over 400 people struggling with energy bills or experiencing difficulties with their supply over the last year.

Among the many issues raised were problems with getting onto a cheaper tariff or switching supplier, with many reporting having to cut back on essential items as they struggle to make ends meet.

Over the coming weeks and months, an adviser from Citizens Advice 1066 will be talking to community groups to show how consumers can check if they are on the best tariff, switch if they are not and change their supplier if needed, as well as providing general advice on saving energy.

People can obtain advice or submit an enquiry online to Citizens Advice 1066 by visiting www.citizensadvice1066.co.uk.

Telephone advice is available from 10am-4pm on Adviceline on 03444 111 444.

For those needing face-to-face help, the bureau in London Road, St Leonards, offers drop-in interviews between 9am-4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 9am-12.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Anyone wishing to volunteer for Citizens Advice 1066 should telephone 01424 721458 or email .

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