FENLANDER: Useful tips to save on energy bills at event in Parson Drove

ANYONE wanting to cut their heating and electricity bills will be able to pick up some useful tips at a special event taking place in Parson Drove in a fortnight’s time.

Parson Drove is Fenland’s first Green Community and local residents have joined with Fenland District Council to organise the “Renewable Energy Event” at the village hall on November 5 from 10am-1pm.

Various experts will be on hand to advise people on how to become more efficient in their use of energy and how to capitalise on different forms of renewable energy.

Solar power is one “green” option and people don’t necessarily have to buy solar panels to benefit from it. They can rent out their roofs to a provider.

Advice on that will be available on the day, as well as details on grants that are on offer for external wall insulation and heating from a renewable source such as a heat pump.

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Visitors will also be able to ask any questions about planning issues and there will be special activities for children.

Councillor Peter Murphy, FDC’s portfolio holder responsible for the environment, said: “Rising fuel prices and the squeeze on many people’s incomes mean that it’s more important than ever to find ways of cutting those energy bills – and it’s vital for the environment, too.

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“There’ll be something for everyone on the day – and even a chance to win �150 in our energy-saving competition.”

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