Customers in the East Riding of Yorkshire are among Great Britain’s top energy switchers, with one in four of them changing their supplier in 2020, new figures have revealed.
The figures, published by Energy UK’s Energy Switch Guarantee, show that the East Riding of Yorkshire is second in a table of the top areas in Great Britain for the most energy switching activity last year.
Last year, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s YORSwitch scheme switched 5,234 households, saving East Riding residents more than £1million. Since the scheme began in 2013, YORSwitch has helped more than 36,000 households switch their energy tariffs, with savings of over £7.6 million.
The YORSwitch round opens for registrations on Tuesday 3 August, with an auction held between suppliers on Tuesday 12 October, then with the opportunity to switch to the winning supplier, until late November 2021.
Councillor Chris Matthews, portfolio holder for environment and climate change at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Residents still have time to register for the latest YORSwitch round. Now is the best time to fix your energy tariff. Switching through YORSwitch, to the winning supplier which is Shell Energy, is expected to save residents money in the long term.”
To register for the latest YORSwitch auction, visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/yorswitch or, alternatively, call 01482 393939
Say No to Fraud
In the Humberside Police area alone £13.8 million was stolen from 7471 victims between 2019-2020 and impact on a victim of fraud can be considerable from both a financial and wellbeing perspective. We are supporting an Office of the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Fraud awareness campaign designed to assist people in how to spot the signs and avoid becoming a victim of Fraud. It is encouraging local residents to ‘Say NO to Fraud’ by closing the door on a person while you check their credentials, putting the phone down mid-conversation to ring your bank yourself, saying NO to anyone asking for money or bank details that you may have befriended online. Residents are also being asked to take 5 minutes to talk about fraud with people you care about. More information can be found on social media #SayNoToFraud and online at www.saynotofraud.uk.
Laxton Parish Council Statement of Accounts
The Parish Council's notice of public rights, certification of exemption from an external audit and the annual governance and accountability returns are now available to view.
East Riding Safe and Sound Grant
Would you like additional home security measures to safer at home? If you are over 60, or disabled you could be eligible for the safe and sound grant. For more information please visit ERYCs website for more information.
Do you need funding for your project?
Sixpenny Wood Wind Farm Fund is now open!
Available to small local charities and community groups based in or serving the parishes:
Blacktoft, Eastrington, Gilberdyke, Hook, Kilpin and Laxton
Micro grants of up to £500, applications open all year
Find out more: https://www.tworidingscf.org.uk/.../sixpenny-wood-wind.../
Goole Fields Windfarm Fund is now open!
Grants are available up to £10,000 for voluntary organisations, community groups and small charities in the wards of Wards of Goole North, Goole South, Snaith, Airmyn, Rawcliffe and Marshland plus the Parishes of Kilpin, Laxton, Blacktoft
Applications are welcome which promote community, charitable, amenity, educational and energy efficiency initiatives for the benefit of the communities within the area of benefit. In addition to being open to receiving normal applications, the fund panel recognises its responsibility to support local community groups and organisations who are working hard to recover from the serious impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it.
For more information please visit: Goole Fields Wind Farm Community Fund (eastriding.gov.uk)
Do you live in Laxton, Saltmarshe, Cotness or Metham? If so, the Laxton and Saltmarshe Charity can help you if you are:
- A student / apprentice attending college or university needing books, equipment, travel expenses etc
- An OAP needing help with heating costs
- Making regular hospital visits and need help with travel or parking expenses
- Discretionary help is also available - please ask
Awards are made by the Trustees after careful consideration and in the strictest confidence.
For further information contact:
- Jackie: 07460 375630
- Jane: 430343