Energy advice goes mobile

Pictured are Cllr Dilys Cluer, Helen James, Helen Mallory, Cllr Colin Challen and Cllr Jane Mortimer at the launch of Choices 4 Energy, in Hanover Road.
Pictured are Cllr Dilys Cluer, Helen James, Helen Mallory, Cllr Colin Challen and Cllr Jane Mortimer at the launch of Choices 4 Energy, in Hanover Road.

Scarborough’s newest energy advice initiative, Choices 4 Energy, will be going mobile from next week when it sets off to visit different venues across the borough.

Choices 4 Energy opened its permanent base in Hanover Road on May 18 and the service’s staff are now keen to spread the word by taking its mobile information unit to the heart of communities in Scarborough. Filey, Whitby and the surrounding areas.

The unit’s first visits will be to the Proudfoot supermarket car park in Eastfield next Tuesday. from 10am until 4pm, and to Fylingdales Village Hall, Robin Hood’s Bay, on Monday, June 10, from 10am until 12.30pm.

At both locations, staff will be able to give face-to-face advice to residents on how to stay warm, reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint.

Residents will be able to find out more about ECO funding and ‘Green Deal’, the new Government initiative designed to help business and home owners to employ more green technologies in their properties, and will be able to buy energy efficiency products if they wish.

More localised visits are being planned for the coming weeks and months but in addition, the Choices 4 Energy team will also have a regular presence at:

Customer First, Evron Centre, John Street, Filey – first Monday and second Tuesday of every month from 10am until 2pm

Customer First, Whitby Tourist Information Centre, Langborne Road, Whitby – third Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month from 10am until 2pm

Choices 4 Energy is being delivered by Scarborough Council, together with partner organisations, Yorkshire Energy Partnership, White Rose Home Improvement Agency, Yorkshire Coast Homes and Home Group and Sanctuary Group.