Residents organised an illuminating energy saving day to help customers save money on their energy bills.
Chester & District Housing Trust’s Residents’ Board, which produced specially designed stickers to promote the campaign, held the energy saving day at the St.Werburgh’s Centre, Brook Street, Chester.
The day included expert advice from the Chester Healthy Living Centre and from energy efficiency advisors, Heat Electric. Members of the Residents’ Board were also on hand to offer advice to residents on saving money on their bills.
CDHT Resident Involvement Manager Sue Kennaugh said: “The Residents’ Board worked hard to put on such a great event, which offered help to make real savings in residents’ pockets. They made sure everyone who attended left with a tea towel, low energy light bulbs and other freebies!”
Barbara Owen, Chair of the Residents’ Board, added: “Thanks to all who supported this event. We know money is tight and we are aware that the changes in welfare reform are biting. Look out for more information on our Save Energy campaign, which we hope will help many of our residents.”
The Trust’s innovative Residents’ Board oversees CDHT’s Repairs and Maintenance budget of £15 million and over the last two years has delivered efficiencies of 7%.