Save your cash with a switch of supplier

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SAVE money on your energy bills. That’s the message from St Helens Council as it urges residents to make sure they don’t miss the boat for the second round of its Switch and Save campaign.

The deadline for registering an interest in the new scheme is Monday April 8. But over the next couple of weeks you’ll be able to find out more about the scheme at a series of drop in sessions in local libraries.

Everyone’s welcome – all you have to do is bring along details of your current energy supplier and how much energy you use.

The sessions take place in the following libraries between 10am and noon:

n Wednesday April 3 - Newton Library

n Thursday April 4 - Haydock Library

n Friday April 5 - Rainhill Library

n Monday April 8 - Central Library

Nearly 1,000 local people registered their interest in the first round of the Switch and Save scheme, saving themselves a potential £122 when Scottish Power, Ovo Energy and Co-operative Energy emerged as the winning bidders in a reverse auction to supply power – through similar schemes - to thousands of homes across the North West.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for urban Regeneration, Housing and Culture, Barrie Grunewald said: “The first Switch and Save campaign proved really successful - with 1000 people registering in order to try and save money and reduce their energy bills during these tough times.

“By coming together as a collective, it’s the consumers who are in the driving seat - potentially having greater purchasing power in the marketplace. It means they can access energy tariffs better than those listed on the open market.”

For more information visit or contact St.Helens Council Contact Centre on 01744 676789