Time is running out for residents of West Norfolk to sign up for a scheme which council officials hope could deliver big savings on the borough’s energy bills.
West Norfolk Council leaders are promoting the Big Switch and Save initiative, in which residents are being encouraged to sign up for a reverse auction in which gas and electricity suppliers offer their cheapest tariffs to people who are considering switching.
Adrian Lawrence, the borough council’s cabinet member for community, said collective programmes of this type had helped people in other areas to make savings on their bills.
He added: “With winter almost upon us, now is a good time for people to check that they’re getting the best deal they can from their energy suppliers.
“Over 700 people in Norfolk have already registered to take part in the auction, but there’s still time for more people to get involved.
“Bigger numbers of prospective switchers may help to secure better deals from the suppliers, so I’d urge people to register.”
Mr Lawrence added: “There really is nothing to lose and the few minutes of time it takes to register might help people to make real savings on their bills.”
Although the scheme mostly deals with gas and electricity, fuel oil, which around a quarter of homes in West Norfolk use, has now been included for the first time
The auction will take place on October 16 and registrations close on October 11 for telephone or personal callers and on October 15 for online participants.
People can register by phoning the borough council on 01553 616200 or visiting the council offices in Chapel Street, Lynn.
Alternatively, visit www.bigswitchandsave.co.uk for more information.