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Bust those Bills and Beat the Winter Blues with MEC

By Published January 23, 2018

WHY not blow away those winter blues and give your finances a spring clean?

A series of Bill Busters events is being held across Middlesbrough this month to help people save money on their energy bills.

Local charity Middlesbrough Environment City is running the advice sessions to help people cut energy costs and find out how to compare their current energy deal with the rest of the market and help them to switch to a cheaper deal.

As well as money saving advice, there’ll also be timely tips on staying warm and healthy during the winter months.

Advice sessions will be taking place at:

  • The Cycle Centre in Middlesbrough Bus Station,
  • North Ormesby Community Hub
  • Easterside Community Hub
  • Grove Hill Community Hub
  • Newport Community Hub
  • Hemlington Library
  • The Live Well Centre inside Dundas Arcade
  • Coulby Newham Baptist Church

MEC Affordable Warmth Officer Amanda Martin said: “January is a difficult time for many people – it’s cold and money is tight so now is a perfect time to get those finances sorted.

“Many people are over-paying for their gas and electricity and we are here to give independent advice to get people a better deal.

“There is no obligation to switch but it is important to look and see what is out there

“Even if you are happy with your energy company, come along as there is something we can do for everyone - even if it is just a super-efficient LED light bulb!”

Advisors will also look at other ways to access help such as the Warm Homes Discount, and the Priority Services Register which can provide additional support to a wide range of people, for example a password protection scheme or bills in alternative formats.

They can also check eligibility for boiler repair/replacement and insulation grants.

  • To find out when advisors are at each venue, to book a slot or simply find out more, call free on 0800 304 7084.

Those attending are asked to bring along current energy bills or other information to assist in making comparisons.

For more information on Middlesbrough Environment City visit www.menvcity.org.uk or Facebook www.facebook.com/menvcity or following @Menvcity on Twitter. Information and advice is also available by calling 01642 579820

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