Wetherby Town Hall. Saturday 28th January 2023. Free Entry. Drop in from 10am til 2pm.
Many people are struggling to cope with the steep rise in energy costs that have hit households and businesses so hard during the past year. Although the government has taken action to help with energy bills and cap energy prices, the cap will currently be raised again in April 2023 and prices will be even higher. So, with inflation at its highest level for many years and a cost of living crisis, conserving energy and keeping costs manageable is a priority.
To help local people get through the energy crisis, a free event is being organised by the Boston Spa, Wetherby and Villages Community Green Group. The focus is to raise awareness of measures that people can take, such as using renewables and retro fitting of homes, to help conserve energy and reduce energy bills. The event follows on from a successful Eco-Energy Fair held in September 2022 and is supported by Friends of the Earth.
There will be a number of displays with presentations on a range of issues on saving energy, retrofitting insulation, installing low carbon solar and heat pumps, renewable energy and latest grant funding. There will be tips, practical advice, a public forum for anyone to raise questions, kids activities and warm refreshments.
Supporting Yorkshire businesses, creating green jobs. We are adding exhibitors all the time, but to give you a flavour as to who is attending;
Green Building Renewables, based in York, with over 20 years’ experience of installing low carbon and renewable technologies such as Solar PV & batteries.
Heron Electrical, based near Wetherby, are specialists in renewable energy technologies on domestic and commercial premises, including EV charge points, battery storage systems and air source heat pumps.
Green Building Store, based in Huddersfield, supply products and support for energy efficient homes and buildings. Triple glazed windows & doors, MVHR ventilation, airtightness & insulation.
Madison May, based in Halifax, are specialists in retrofit and can advise on energy efficient homes.
Eclipse Energy, are an award winning insulations business, and will be advising on grant funding.
Utility Warehouse, here to chat more about bundling your home servies into one and saving you money.
Energy Independence (Wetherby), the world’s first and only whole home energy solution to provide and protect your home’s energy needs, the Solar Complete® system
As well as an opportunity for people to share their experiences with regard energy saving, retrofitting, low carbon tech, and ask questions too.
Event organiser, Penny Stables said, “As temperatures drop and the costs of heating households and businesses rise, it’s important that we all make an effort to conserve energy to keep our bills as low as possible. This free event will provide people with a range of ideas, tips and measures they can take, such as using renewables and retro fitting of homes. Hopefully they will leave better informed with ideas to keep their energy costs manageable”.
Limited parking is available outside the hall, but there are parking restrictions. Longer term parking is available at nearby Crossley Street Car Park, Riverside/Bridgefoot Car Park and Cluster of Nuts car park (all within a 10min walk). Do not park in Morrisons since they operate a limited 2 hours stay.
This event ties in with the Friends of the Earth ‘Warm Homes’ campaign, the forthcoming Eco+ Government scheme to provide grant funding for insulation, launching in April, as well as the national campaign to reduce energy bills this winter.