Coffee morning 18th March

24 02 2013

Our next Coffee Morning will be on Monday 18th March, 2013, starting at 10.30 in the Travellers’ Rest.  Admission is £2. There will be the usual good company, coffee and tasty cakes.  In addition, we will show you how to reduce your fuel bills.

Household energy bills have risen by almost 160% since 2004.  Ann Robinson from Uswitch claims that the “rocketing bills show little sign of slowing down”. If you are concerned about the rising prices of gas and electricity, there will be the opportunity to hear about the Council’s Yorswitch energy switching scheme over coffee. We will be on hand to show you how to register with the scheme and discuss what happens next.

According to the Yorswitch website:

“You could save hundreds of pounds on your gas and electricity bills by joining together with the residents of Barnsley in the town’s first Government-funded collective energy switching scheme.

When many people group together, they can get energy companies to bid for the lowest price to win their custom. Barnsley Council and Berneslai Homes are working with other Yorkshire areas to pool together as many residents as possible who want to find lower energy prices.”

The Barnsley Chronicle (22 February, 2013) reported that residents taking part in a similar energy switching scheme last June saved an average of £230 per year.

If you have never switched energy suppliers before, we will also point out any cheaper suppliers as shown on the uswitch website.

Please bring recent gas and electricity bills with you to the coffee morning if you wish to see if you can reduce your gas and electricity bills.