Wilmslow Energy Partnership
Published by Joanne McNally for Riverside in Environment and also in Communities
Thanks to the newly formed Wilmslow Energy Partnership (WEP) local residents can borrow an Energy Monitor from this Saturday, 12th April 2014, and help themselves save money on their electricity. The Monitors are stocked at Wilmslow, Handforth and Alderley Edge libraries and can be borrowed on the same system as books.
Monitors will be issued to library members for the usual 3 week period but if you are not a member you can join immediately. The monitors are easy to use and will help you better understand the costs of operating appliances in the home. They will show you where you are using most electricity and how you can make useful savings.
They are supplied by a new group that has come together to champion the reduction in the demand for energy locally. Activity is co-ordinated by the Cheshire East Partnership team and the partners include Cheshire Fire and Rescue Services, Groundwork Cheshire, Transition Wilmslow, Riverside Housing Association and Wilmslow and Handforth councils.
Chairman of the WEP, Rod Menlove said ‘Reducing energy consumption benefits us all and as Partners we aim to develop a programme of projects that makes a difference. Actions speak louder than words and we are launching our activity with the free availability of Energy Monitors. They will fill a knowledge gap as we know from Transition Wilmslow surveys that lots of people have no idea how much each electrical appliance uses. We are very grateful for the cooperation of the Library service and there will be publicity and information literature in the libraries. Other projects will follow.’
Rod added ‘We set up the Group in November, meeting monthly and membership of the Group has expanded. We would love to welcome additional partners who would benefit from our activities and add value to the work of the Group.’
For further information go to www.transitionwilmslow.co.uk/energy