Energy events to help residents keep their homes warmer and cheaper to run

24 October 2016

Free events to help residents find out how they can make their homes warmer and cheaper to run will be taking place on Saturday 29 October and Wednesday 2 November.

The events in Abington and Fowlmere will feature fun interactive displays to show people the different ways they can go green to save energy and money.

These are the latest in a series of events organised by groups involved in South Cambridgeshire District Council’s award winning Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership and will show how inexpensive DIY options to insulate your home, upgrade your heating and installing renewable energy solutions can all improve your home and cut bills.

There will be information on how a thermal camera can help to identify the source of draughts and heat loss, and simple low cost ways to address problem areas as well as a light bulb library to help you understand the latest technologies in fluorescent and LED lighting.

Council staff and volunteers will be on hand to talk to people. The event at Abington will take place on Saturday 29 October, from 10am to 1pm, at Abington Village Institute and the event at Fowlmere will take place on Wednesday 2 November at Fowlmere United Reform Church, from 5pm to 7pm.

Cllr Mark Howell, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for sustainability, said: “Our Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership has been great in helping people to understand the options available to them to make their homes warmer to live in and cheaper to run.

“These events are a great opportunity to find out from other people about improvements they have made on their homes and the effect they have had. Some options for improvements are relatively cheap to implement so taking steps to improve your home before the winter doesn’t have to cost the earth.”

To find out more about the Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership contact the Council’s parish energy project officer, Siobhan Mellon, on or 03450 450 500.

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