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Big Community Switch is back this winter!

10:37 am, Monday, 7th December 2020 - 3 years ago


North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, has once again teamed up with the Big Community Switch – a free scheme which could help you save a huge amount of cash on your home energy bills.

The process is obligation free, with nothing to lose, and could see you make a saving.

The latest round launched last week and you have until Tuesday 9 February to sign up to the scheme.

You can register online at

Those who do not have access to the internet can contact the Home Energy Team to sign up. If you are calling the team, don’t forget to have a recent gas and electricity bill to hand.

Top tips to reduce your fuel bills  

  • Do not leave electrical appliances on standby. Unplug them when they’re not in use.
  • Switch to energy saving light bulbs
  • Turn off lights when leaving a room and open curtains using natural light where you can
  • Only fill the kettle with the water you need for a hot drink 
  • Layer up your clothing when you’re cold
  • Ensure your property is insulated
  • Take monthly meter readings and submit to your fuel supplier (if you do not have a smart meter)
  • Wash clothes at a lower temperature
  • Educate the household on switching appliances off
  • Try not to block radiators with curtains or furniture
  • Look at switching tariffs – sign up for the Big Community Switch or use a comparison website

For more information on the Big Community Switch, visit or call the Home Energy Team on (01472) 32 6296, option 5.

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