Big energy saving announced for Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight Footprint Trust was out in force this winter, saving Islanders a total of over £73,000 and helping over 1600 people cut their energy and water bills.

The Trust saw over 1200 people at more than 60 events and outreach held across the Island. This included as part of the Big Energy Saving Week, with activities at Family Centres across the Island, Our Place at West Wight Sports Centre and the Foodbank Cafe at Church on the Roundabout in Newport.

Other outreach took place as part of its Winter Warmer Roadshow visiting pubs and cafes in South Wight, as part of the National Warm & Safe Homes campaign.

Their popular Monergy workshops, which give people skills to cut bills, reached dozens of people. Their Cosy Isle drop-ins proved helpful in gaining discounts on energy costs and grant-funded insulation, in partnership with Eon. In total over 12 events across the Island, ranging from towns to villages.