New service will help to save money on electricity bills

New scheme: Coun Peter Wilson
New scheme: Coun Peter Wilson
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A new scheme to help people cut the cost of their energy bills has been launched by Chorley Council.

The energy switching support scheme is a one-to-one service to help people search for the best possible deal from energy providers, take them through the switching process and help with any issues afterwards.

Coun Peter Wilson, deputy council leader, said: “In the last year we’ve twice joined forces with other councils across Lancashire as part of the People Power campaign to ‘bulk buy’ gas and electricity at auctions.

“This has led to some households switching suppliers for better deals which is good, however, we felt that some haven’t benefited because they were perhaps put off by the switching process itself, or because they don’t have access to a computer.

“So now people can book an appointment with an independent energy switching expert who will be able to take them through the whole process.”

The service will be offered at the council’s civic offices on Union Street, Chorley, every Monday, starting on June 2, from 9am to 5pm.

Booking is essential and hour-long appointments can be made by phoning the council on 01257 515151 or emailing

Recent energy bills or an annual energy statement, as well as a meter reading, should be taken to the appointment.