A series of Energy Road Shows to take place in Brent

A series of energy raodshows will be taking place in Brent

A series of energy raodshows will be taking place in Brent - Credit: Archant

A series of road shows informing residents on how they can save money on their energy bills will take place throughout January.

According to Brent Council the events are vital as around 12 per cent of the borough’s population suffer from fuel poverty with many being forced to choose between heating and eating.

Starting next Wednesday, the aptly-named Energy Road Show will be visiting several locations in Brent to hand out lots of ideas to visitors about how to cut down on their energy use at home.

The road shows will include ways to reduce your carbon footprint by making your property more energy efficient, energy saving tips and visitors can borrow an energy saving monitor for free.

There will also be takeaway leaflets, talks and demonstrations, and an energy quiz and prizes.

Residents can also find out more about the collective switching scheme The Big London Energy Switch which is a currently running in more 20 London boroughs including Brent.

More than 2,400 households in the borough have registered since the scheme began in April 2013 with an average annual saving of £197 for those who have switched suppliers.

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Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council, said “In the depths of winter most people will start to worry about high energy bills. The Big London Energy Switch will go someway in helping with this financial worry and I’m pleased that Brent is one of the boroughs taking part. I would encourage everyone to sign up to see how much they can save: there is no obligation to accept the offer and it’s completely free of charge”.

For more information visit brent.gov.uk/saveenergy