15,000 sign up for power cut
Reporter: Andrew Rudkin
Date online: 18 January 2013
More than 15,000 households have now signed up to the Greater Manchester Energy Switching Scheme in a bid to cut household energy bills.
The second stage of Oldham Council’s scheme has seen the borough join Greater Manchester’s other nine boroughs to produce a bigger bulk-buying group than for its Oldham-only pilot scheme late last year.
Local people - whether or not they joined the first switching scheme - can sign up before 11pm on January, 28.
Councillor Arooj Shah, assistant cabinet member at Oldham Council, said: “Once you get your quote there is absolutely no obligation to switch providers.”
To register, go to www.gmfairenergy.com with a copy of recent gas and electricity bills to hand.
Sign-up events also continue — see list below - for those without internet access, at which staff will help households to register for the colelctive.
Saturday: Oldham Library, 11am-2pm, Stoneleigh Park Cabin, Derker, 10am-noon.
Monday: Chadderton Library, 11am-2pm.
Tuesday: Failsworth Library, 11am-2pm; East Oldham District Town Hall, Holt Street, 1-3pm.
Wednesday: Clarksfield School, noon-2pm; Greenfield Library, 2.15-5pm.
Thursday, January 24: Northmoor Library, 2.15-5pm, Stoneleigh Park Cabin (Derker), 1-4pm, Clarksfield School, (women only) 11am-12.30pm.
Friday, January 25: Lees Library, 11am-2pm.
Saturday, January 26: Sholver Youth Centre, 10am-noon.
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