You could be eligible for £140 off energy bills.
With energy bills likely to soar this winter, Age UK B&NES is urging people to see if they are eligible for the Warm Home Discount Scheme which saves households £140 off their electricity bill.
The charity is concerned that for some, the rising prices could mean choosing between heating or eating and is encouraging older people to take advantage of their free, simple benefit check the Information & Advice team can do which saves households vital money each year
Information & Advice Manager, Gill Adams said: “We know that affording to heat your home through Autumn and Winter is often a worry for people. With price rises, it is likely that everyone is going to feel the pinch, meaning that people on low incomes could really struggle.
We help hundreds of people a year save money on their energy bills and would really encourage people over 65 to give us a call and see if they could be saving – many people do not even realise they are eligible!”
The Warm Home Discount Scheme is different to the Winter Fuel Allowance which all people of pension age receive. It is a one-off payment of £140 paid through your supplier, taking money off your electricity bill. Pre-payment meters and pay as you go meters are included. If you receive pension credit or are on a low income, you could be eligible.
I & A Manager, Gill Adams continues:
“Everyone deserves to live in a warm home that can be affordably heated and whilst there are a great many ways to save energy, ultimately, if you are struggling to pay a bill or keep up payments it is your energy companies duty to help.”
Age UK Bath & North East Somerset’s Information and Advice Team can be contacted on 01225 466135 or email@example.com
This is the October Entertainment Itinerary for Saturday nights at the British Legion starting at 8.30pm, Entry fee applies
The Society has decided to make a start on a new series of live talks in the coming months. All will of course be accompanied by whatever ‘Covid-secure’ arrangements will be required on any particular date at our venue in the United Reformed Church in the Village.
At time of writing this piece it seems that we will be easily able to accommodate our normal level of attendance.
Our first talk will be given on Friday September 24th, at 7.30 p.m., by our very own Mike Hooper on the topic of Bristol in the 1930s and 1940s and speakers have been booked for October 29th and November 26th – more details later.
The reprints of the earlier volumes of ‘Memories’ are still on sale at £5.00 each, locally in Whitchurch at The Music Box Shop / Village Shop on the main road through the village (cash please), or by contacting the Secretary (details below). We will be happy to receive further contributions for the planned next volume as soon as ‘those of you out there’ have written them, with old photos particularly welcome to augment the text.
For more information about the Society and its activities, please contact the Secretary, Geoff Gardiner, on 01275 830869 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Peer Support Group ‘STAR’ provides free support for people grieving from a bereavement or difficult transition in their life. The aim of the support group is to create a safe space for people to receive support, listen to and share stories & experiences with others who have experienced loss in their life.
For more details please click here
Youth Connect are running free sessions for teenagers from Monday 2nd August – Friday 27th August.
Please click on the link below for more details
Teen BreakOut | Youth Connect South West | Bath and North East Somerset
Thirteen volunteers turned out on Saturday morning to take part in the first official Village Clean-up in eighteen months, due to Covid, which runs alongside Keep Britain Tidy.
Around 16 bags of rubbish were collected pavements, footpaths and open spaces around Whitchurch Village to make the area look clean and tidy.
A huge Thank You to all those who took part in the event , organised by Whitchurch Village Council, especially Aimee-Lou , Beryl and David Clark and members of Whitchurch Wombles.
Please look out for the next clean-up and put it in your diary to keep the Village tidy.
We are extremely disappointed to report that someone has used a disposal BBQ on one of the recycled benches at the newly refurbished Whitchurch Village Playpark in Norton Lane and caused significant damage.
This will obviously have to be replaced, which will incur considerable cost to the Village Council.
Please may we ask that people respect the equipment and report any misuse, so that the play area is available for everyone to enjoy