Lightbulb giveaway for Cotswold benefit claimants

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Lightbulb giveaway for Cotswold benefit claimants

Hundreds of Cotswold residents can save money on their electricity bills - thanks to a lightbulb give-away by the District Council and British Gas.

The Council will be giving away 2,000 low-energy bulbs in bundles of two to households where at least one person receives Housing or Council Tax benefit.
The bulbs produce the same amount of light as normal bulbs yet use only 20 per cent of the electricity and last up to ten times longer. According to British Gas, using two low-energy bulbs could save up to 120 over the lifetime of the bulbs.

They will be given away while stocks last at Cotswold District Council's Benefits Enquiry Desk at its Trinity Road offices, Cirencester and at its Moreton Area Centre, during our normal opening hours.

All claimants need to do is print and sign their name and tick a box to confirm they receive benefits.

Gary Packer, the Council's Sustainable Energy Officer, said: This initiative gives Cotswold residents an excellent opportunity to save on their electricity bills. The bulbs are being given away as part of a national initiative requiring energy companies to spend money on energy efficiency measures.

For free energy advice, call the Energy Efficiency Advice Centre on 0800 512 012

Posted : 25/11/2005 16:30:20

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