Free event at Seacourt Hall, Botley, Saturday 12th March, 2-5pm

From April this year, most households will be paying at least 54% more for their energy. For the average UK household, annual costs will jump from £1200 to nearly £2000. And a further hike is expected in October. Energy company E.ON was slated for sending customers warm socks but, seriously, many homes will be colder next winter. So what can we do about it?

All residents of Botley and surrounding areas are hugely welcome to our event, Stay Warm, Save Energy at Seacourt Hall, 2-5pm on Saturday March 12th. This is an initiative of the new Sustainable Botley group. We’re grateful to North Hinksey Parish Council for their support in paying for the venue hire.

We have a short panel session at 2.15 with a variety of speakers to set the scene and stimulate discussion, followed by workshops and stalls. There will be loads of opportunities to chat with energy and eco-renovation experts and to local people who have made home energy improvements.

We’ll be talking especially about

  • Staying warm and saving energy on a tight budget
  • Bringing your house up to standard – and the grants and loans available
  • Future-proofing your home, including eco-renovation
  • Making connections in our local community so we can support each other and find ways of taking action together.

There will also be tea and cakes!

You can just turn up on the day, but it would help us a lot if you could book so we know how many people to expect. Reserve your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stay-warm-save-energy-practical-advice-on-saving-energy-tickets-273547236147
It’s a short and simple process and we’ll send you full details of what is happening.

We’re still identifying experience and expertise in the local community. It would be great to hear about anyone who has made home improvements to save energy or cut carbon; we’d also really like to hear from installers of insulation, heat pumps, double or triple glazing etc. who might be interested in having a table at the event.

If you’d like to get in touch about the event, please contact laurie@livingwitness.org.uk.

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