12 February 2013
Rutherglen’s MP is to host an event to help customers cope with rising energy bills. Tom Greatrex MP, who is also Labour’s Shadow Energy Minister, is inviting constituents to attend the event at Rutherglen Town Hall on Saturday the 16th of February from 10am-12pm.
After hosting an energy event in the Hamilton part of his constituency in November, the high level of attendance and interest from constituents has prompted Tom to arrange another one in Rutherglen.
Rutherglen’s Labour MP Tom Greatrex said:
“Many of my constituents contact me about the cost of energy, and particularly after a spell of cold weather, it is important to help people save money through better deals and energy efficiency. I’ve had lots of letters and emails since the event in Hillhouse from people who were not able to make it, requesting I host another.
Getting the experts, energy companies and advice bodies in one room could help people find a better deal at a time when costs are escalating. I am encouraging people to drop in between 10am and 12pm to benefit from advice available over a cup of tea or coffee. ”
· Cambuslang and Rutherglen Citizens Advice Bureau and Energy Saving Scotland will make short presentations at 10am and 11am, but otherwise it is a drop in event for all local residents.
· Representatives from the big six energy firms, consumer body uSwitch, NHS Scotland, and energy efficiency charity LEAP are among the organisations who will be attending the event. Local residents are encouraged to bring a copy of their latest energy bill with them, and they will be offered help to check if they could be on a cheaper tariff.
· Tea and coffee will also be available.
· The event is open to all to drop in, but those who are planning to attend are asked to notify Tom Greatrex’s office if possible, by calling 01698 821380 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to help estimate numbers for catering.