The Centre for Sustainable Energy to hold workshop in Westerleigh on reducing energy costs

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HOUSEHOLDERS in Westerleigh are being given a chance to find out more about saving energy in their homes.

The Centre for Sustainable Energy is holding a drop-in workshop is being held at Westerleigh Village Hall on Saturday, March 9 (2-3pm).

Experts will be on hand to give advice on rising fuel costs, insulating an old house and alternatives to oil and gas.

Cllr Claire Young (Lib Dem, Westerleigh), who is organising the event, said: “Communities around the country are setting up renewable energy schemes which help them save fuel costs, help the environment and potentially generate an income that can be used on community projects.

“This is particularly important in villages like Westerleigh where there is no mains gas, forcing people to use expensive alternatives.”

She added: “If you think this is something you might like to be involved in or you are just curious about the possibilities, do come along.”

From 3-4.30pm there will be a drop-in exhibition where you can get advice on how to make your home more energy efficient and generating renewable electricity.

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