Big Energy Saving Week
Bedford Borough Council has joined forces with Bedford &
District Citizens Advice Bureau in backing Big Energy Saving Week,
which takes place from the 22nd to 27th October and includes two
events in Bedford town centre.
This year’s theme is ‘Feeling the Pinch’ and aims to help local
residents manage their household fuel bills by reducing their
energy usage and therefore save money on their energy bills.
In previous years, the Energy Saving Trust has run ‘Energy Saving
Week’. This year, for the first time, they have come together with
the Citizens Advice Bureau to create Big Energy Saving Week. This
is a national campaign to help people cut their fuel bills and make
sure they receive all the financial support they are entitled
Two information events will be held in Bedford town centre to mark
the week, where anyone who visits can speak to an advisor and get
practical tips and advice on reducing their energy bills through
measures such as installing cavity wall or loft insulation as well
as switching energy suppliers.
Members of Bedford High Street’s ‘Townscape Heritage Initiative’
team will also be on hand on Thursday the 25th, to provide
information on energy saving for businesses and ways to make energy
saving improvements to older properties.
The events will be:
Wednesday 24th October, 9am-3pm, Harpur Centre
Thursday 25th October, 9am-3pm, Church Square
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Energy Saving
Week provides a great opportunity for local residents to get more
free information on how they can reduce their energy usage and save
money on their bills.
“The Council already offers a range of schemes to reduce energy
usage, including completely free cavity wall insulation for many
homes. However, these two events in the town centre, in partnership
with the Citizens Advice Bureau, will offer anyone who visits the
chance to get practical face-to-face advice from experts.”
Lorraine Gunther, Chief Executive Officer, Bedford &
District Citizens Advice Bureau, added: “Household budgets are
under increasing pressure and people are looking for ways to cut
back. Big Energy Saving Week will help people take simple
steps to lower their energy bills and put money back into their
If you can’t make it along to an event in person - visit the
to see the options available to local residents.