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Energy advice hits the road in Clay Country

Clay Country residents are being encouraged to find out how they can beat rising energy costs by using less energy at home when an energy advice road show tours the clay villages shortly.

Community Energy Plus’s Amy Walker, who works as a Sustainable Energy Community Officer for Clay Country as part of the Clay Country Cornwall Local Action Group project, will be hosting a series of energy surgeries as part of the two year project to encourage rural communities in the clay villages to become more energy efficient and harness the opportunities presented by renewable energy technology.

During the drop-in advice sessions, Amy will provide local residents with information on the steps they can take to reduce their carbon footprint while reducing energy bills through energy efficiency and the generation of renewable energy.

The energy advice road show will be visiting the following locations:

Tuesday 31st May at Alexander Hall, St Blazey (9am-12pm), Wednesday 1st June ClayTAWC in St Dennis (9am-12pm) and Bugle Village Hall (2-5pm).  Friday 3rd June Tywardreath Methodist Chapel (9am-12pm) and St Stephen’s Brannel Room (2-5pm).  Saturday 4th June at Nanpean Methodist Church (10am-12pm). Monday 6th June at Treviscoe Community Centre (2-5pm) Tuesday 7th June at Sticker Village Hall (9am-12pm).  Wednesday 8th June will be the final chance to catch up with Amy Walker at Foxhole’s Gainsborough Park Community Centre (9am-12pm).

Clay Country Local Action Sustainable Energy Projects Officer Amy Walker said:  “In these tough economic times there’s never been a better time to reduce your energy use and even look at some of the renewable energy options available.  I’m here to help local residents and businesses find out how small but simple steps to save energy can add up to some really big financial and carbon savings to help drive a greener future for the Clay Country.  I hope that anyone with an interest in saving energy and money will come along to their local energy surgery.”

The Sustainable Energy Communities project in Clay Country is funded by the Clay Country Local Action Group which is part financed by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) using funding  from the EU and Defra.

Amy Walker can be contacted on 07976 490 956 or by email [email protected]