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Broxtowe Energyfest and Big Energy Saving Week 2016

Citizens Advice Broxtowe and partners Broxtowe Borough Council and Nottingham Energy Partnership are hosting Big Energy Saving events to help people cut their energy bills.

The campaign aims to help people to cut their energy costs by following a three-step rule  - check, switch and save. People are encouraged to check their current tariff and compare it with other suppliers, before switching to a cheaper deal if available. They are also given tips on making sure they're saving energy in their home.

2 energy saving events on:

  • Tuesday 8 November at the Council Offices, Foster Avenue Beeston - 10 am to 3pm

Phone: 0115 9173802 to book an appointment to get energy advice and look at switching your energy bills if it will save you money.

  • Thursday 10 November at the Library and Information Centre in Eastwood - 10 am to 3pm

Phone: 01773 768363 to book an appointment

Big Energy Saving Week starts on 31 October 2016. It is a national campaign to help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to. The week focuses on raising public awareness of how to switch energy supplier or tariff to get the best deal and make homes energy efficient. This is the sixth Big Energy Saving Week and is a partnership between Citizens Advice, the Energy Saving Trust and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with the support of numerous organisations, charities and companies.

Stay Well This Winter

Public Health England and NHS England have launched the Stay Well This Winter campaign to help people stay well over the winter months.  The campaign includes the national flu vaccination programmes for children and adults, as well as advice on how to avoid common illness to people over 65 or those with long-term health conditions, such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease or respiratory illness.

Some useful additional links and information about organisations who can help you improve your home to save energy, water and more.

Healthy Housing Service

Can the Healthy Housing Service Help you?

  • FREE loft insulation                  

  • FREE cavity wall insulation

  • Energy Switching

  • FREE radiator panels

  • FREE draught excluders

  • FREE hand and grab rails

  • £400 towards a NEW 'A' rated boiler

If you could benefit from any of these services please contact the Nottingham Energy Partnership:

Tel: 01159472207

Free Energy Workshops

If you are a member of a community group or organisation whose members would like advice on saving energy, money and carbon at home then help is at hand.

Free home energy advice workshops are available from Nottingham Energy Partnership (NEP), manager of the Council's Warm Zone home energy efficiency service.

The workshops are interactive, fun, informative and cover the following subjects and more:

  • insulation

  • heating improvements

  • switching energy tariff and

  • energy saving tips around the home

All advice given is completely impartial and participants go home with a free goody bag of energy saving products, helping them to start saving straight away.

The workshops can take place as part of your group's regular meeting or as a specially arranged. They have already been a great hit with local groups. For further information visit NEP Free Energy Workshop or call 0115 9859057.

Switch Your Energy Supplier

Thinking of changing your energy supplier? You should check and compare prices on an annual basis to ensure you are getting the best deal and now is a great time to be shopping around as the 'Big Six' energy companies have recently reduced their prices by up to 5%. Considerable savings can be be made by changing to a new deal.
The 'Easy Energy Switching Tool' for Nottinghamshire households can assist you with lowering energy costs by getting the most competitive deals.
Switching energy providers is easy and could make a big difference to your gas and electricity bills.
Why use 'The Easy Energy Switching Tool'? - It's quick, hassle free, 100% impartial and within a matter of minutes you could be saving £100s a year on your household bills.
With hundreds of energy tariffs available in the UK, switching supplier can seem daunting. It does not have to be. The tool does all the hard work for you, all you need to do is input a few details and select the best deal available to you.


  • It could save you hundreds of pounds

  • It is accredited by Consumer Focus

  • It is fully comprehensive, independent and impartial

  • Prices and tariffs are kept up to date

  • The suppliers and tariffs are monitored on a continuous basis

SWITCH ONLINE  or call 0800 410 1143

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

'The World's first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat'
Are you interested in making your household or business premises more carbon neutral by using natural heat to warm up your property?
The government provides incentives on quarterly basis for seven years to everyone using renewable heat resources and supplying energy back to the grid by using biomass boiler; biomass stove; air source heat pump or solar thermal.
Are you interested? Click Here for domestic properties Click Here for Non-domestic properties

Changes to Green Deal funding

The government has decided to stop funding the Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC). The GDFC was set up to lend money to Green Deal providers, existing Green Deal loans will not be affected and will continue to be repaid as normal.

Community Climate Action Network

The Community Climate Action Network supports a thriving network of community groups and individuals in  Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire who are working on climate change, energy efficiency and fuel poverty. More than 300 people, representing more than 80 community groups plus a range of service providers, are involved in the network. Services provided by the network include monthly e-bulletins, free desk-based 'Ask Me a Climate Question' Service, fact sheets on topics of interest to groups and

early events. The service is provided in partnership with Broxtowe Borough Council and  local charity Marches Energy Agency. Its services are available free of charge to any community groups or individuals living in Nottinghamshire. Information on the network can be found on the Everybody's Talking About Climate Change  website in the Communities Area.

Beeston Greening Campaign in Broxtowe

The aim of the Greening Campaign is to involve as many people as possible in finding ways to consume less including  energy from fossil fuels, thereby reducing the amount of carbon dioxide released to the atmosphere and saving people money! The Beeston Greening Group are a group of local people  running this simple yet successful environmental campaign in Beeston. The group meet regularly and have carried out numerous projects in Broxtowe.


Energy & Sustainability
tel: 0115 917 3742