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Monday, 30 March 2015

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South Lakes energy scheme recharged

A PIONEERING scheme that saw hundreds of Cumbrian residents save on their fuel bills is set to be relaunched.

The Power Up Your Community scheme was run by South Lakeland District Council last year and helped hundreds of people save money.

More than 500 of the 1,669 people that registered interest switched their energy deals as a result, cutting their fuel bills.

The new scheme is due to launch on Monday, with people able to register in order for specialist company iChoosr to negotiate the best possible deal using bulk purchasing power.

There is no obligation on people who register to switch energy deals and registration will end on February 25.

Councillor Clare Feeney-Johnson, SLDC deputy leader and portfolio holder for the environment, said: “The council is launching Power up Your Community again, as it is a huge opportunity for local residents to be part of a scheme that helps to reduce their energy costs.

"The other benefit of the council’s scheme is that the switching fee paid to the council is used for the sole purpose of helping to combat fuel poverty in the district. The switching fee received by SLDC is ploughed back into local community projects that help people who are struggling to pay for fuel to keep warm."

The scheme is open to people all over the county and last time there were 115 households from outside the South Lakes that signed up.

From Monday, people can register free by visiting www.southlakeland.gov.uk or calling 0845 050 4434.


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please explain to me whot tim farron was on about in the citizen advice about lowering our bills I don't want to sign anything till I know a bit more

Posted by janet on 25 February 2013 at 23:05

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