On a torrentially wet November day, thirteen residents came to an energy advice workshop at the Hexagon offices. Advisers from South-East London Community Energy (SELCE) talked about different ways they can help residents such as calling energy providers on their behalf and ensuring people are getting discounts they may be entitled to. Residents took up the offer of 121 advice calls and home visits where energy saving measures like draught-excluders could be installed.
One resident, Maria Saavedra commented:
“I am very excited to see that Hexagon and SELCE have so much support and advice on offer to help people through these difficult times, especially with a financial focus.”
We would like to organise more events like this and to hear your views on topics to cover. Another suggestion has been a ‘Low Energy Cooking’ course. We plan to run a free one in the Spring with Lewisham Adult Education (open to residents of all boroughs). If you are interested in this or have any other ideas, call Sheena on 0208 778 6699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.