Almost 50 people from Glendale and beyond turned up in Wooler last week to learn more about how to maximise their warmth and reduce their energy costs.
Organised by Community Action Northumberland (CAN), hosted by Coordinating4Age (C4A) and supported by Northern Powergrid, presentations were made covering different energy systems, including smart meters, changing providers and insulation.
Ageing Well took blood pressures and offered advice while National Energy Action gave facts and figures about the impact of cold on health and measures to keep warm.
There was even news of a new round of free and subsidised central heating and boiler replacements through 0800 Repair using ECO.
Christine Nicholls, from CAN, said: “We have always had a fantastic response from the local community to our energy roadshows in Wooler, people are very proactive and not only act to improve their own circumstances but they cascade the information out to friends, family and neighbours to ensure everyone benefits.”
Jane Pannell, chairman of C4A, added: “It was great to see so many people and we know there are others who couldn’t make the event.”