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Energy advice roadshow comes to Trinity on 29th April

Frome’s team of Energy Advice Champions are popping up at Frome Job Centre and Trinity Church Hall on Monday 29th April, helping Frome residents access free, impartial advice on keeping their homes warm, dry, draught-free and comfortable. The team are on hand at Frome Job Centre from 10am to 4pm, and at Trinity Hall from 5pm to 7pm, and anyone can drop in at any point in the session for a chat about energy efficiency over tea and cake.

The roadshow extends the service provided at regular drop-in sessions at Frome Library, where energy advice champions offer advice ranging from ‘quick wins’ , managing energy bills, home insulation and other energy-saving measures. They can also advise on dealing with energy debt.

The team have recently recruited additional Energy Advice Champions; these volunteers are trained by CSE which means even more energy advice sessions will be available in the future. These will include more energy advice sessions in venues across Frome and access to advisors in the evening and at weekends. There will also be free kids’ activities to help make it easier for residents with young children.

Energy Advice Volunteer Coordinator Caroline Wajsblum said: “We are delighted to be able to extend our offer to make the energy advice sessions even more accessible for residents.  We hope that this is the first of a series which will aim at bringing advice to help people stay warm, and healthy, and reduce their energy bills.  Just drop in for free and useful advice.”

The Energy Advice Volunteers will also have slots for home visits available.  They will be able to help residents install simple energy-saving measures such as draught-proofing, thermal curtains, LED light bulbs, and radiator panels and help set up heating controls.  You can request a visit by energyadvice@frometowncouncil.gov.uk or by calling 01373 480391 or just drop into the Energy Advice Session at Trinity Hall.

The Energy Advice team is part of Healthy Homes, a strand of the lottery-funded Green and Healthy Frome project, which incorporates projects from Edventure and Frome Town Council, all focused on the health of people and planet, and how they are closely connected.

The existing Energy Advice drop-ins continue at Frome Library on 1st May and 5th June, from 10am to 4pm. Find out more about the help the Heathy Homes team provide at https://bit.ly/ftc-healthy-homes.

19 April 2024
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19 April 2024
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