by our RGB Correspondent | Woolwich
Councillor Danny Thorpe, Royal Borough of Greenwich Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport said: “We’ve always backed the Big London Energy Switch as it’s such a great way to help our residents save money on their household bills."
Royal Borough residents are being urged by the Council to sign up to a collective scheme encouraging large numbers of people to save money by switching energy suppliers at the same time.
The ‘Big London Energy Switch’ has been championed by Royal Greenwich, which has seen one of the largest number of sign ups of all London Boroughs with nearly 4,500 residents in total having registered to date.
The scheme works to help residents get a better deal on their gas and electricity bills by gathering a large number of people together to switch at any one time, encouraging energy companies to offer their lower prices possible. In total, 17 London boroughs take part.
The current round of registration is open until October 12 so Royal Greenwich residents are being urged to sign up and not to miss out. The last time the scheme was open, households who signed up saved up to £200 a year on their energy bills.
|* Councillor Danny Thorpe|
"Encouraging sign ups is an important part of our anti-poverty work – household bills and fuel prices in particular are placing real pressures on most households to we will do whatever we can to help people save money. So please sign up ahead of the October 12 deadline."
"We’re also reminding residents they can also make changes to their home and their lifestyles to save energy and lower bills – call the Royal Borough’s energy helpline if you want some advice”.