Free energy cafe event at church

Eastoburne residents are being urged to visit a free energy café to find out how to make their homes energy efficient and save money on energy bills.

The event on February 8, is being run by Eastbourne Borough Council and Communities Matter, a company set up to engage with communities to help promote and encourage sustainable change and development. Free tea and coffee will be offered at the energy café from 10am to 4pm at the Central Methodist Church.

The event will give visitors the chance to meet local specialists and learn about insulation, energy bill advice, solar electricity, growing your own food, and cheaper transport.

Exhibitors at the café will also include Climate Energy, Edible Eastbourne, Sustrans and Eastbourne 2020, a new initiative set up by the Community Environment Partnership for Eastbourne (CEPE), to help tackle some of Eastbourne’s biggest challenges.

East Sussex County Council and Eastbourne Homes are also helping to fund the energy café.

Cllr Steve Wallis, Chairman of CEPE and cabinet portfolio holder for the environment, said, “The energy café is a superb event which pulls together a number of specialists who will offer free advice on energy efficiency but also wider issues such as how to grow your own food.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to come along to this important and free event.”

Ollie Pendered, from the Energy Café, said, “We pride the Energy Cafe for its relaxed and informative atmosphere and look forward to meeting many local people and help them with advice on their home energy.”

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