Residents with energy concerns should drop in

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A drop-in event addressing how people can save money with their energy provider is being held on Monday.

Alan Winlow, vice chairman of Northumberland Uplands Local Action Group, came up with the idea after he helped a farmer to change electricity supplier, saving him nearly £1,000 a year on his bills.

Spurred on, Alan has set up a drop-in session with Northumberland County Council and Rothbury Library.

Alan said: “If necessary individuals will receive help in registering for the latest round of the Ready to Switch collective purchasing scheme. There is no cost for registering and there is no obligation to accept the offer if people do not want to go ahead with switching.”

Ready to Switch is a collective switching scheme which is running until May 18. It is done in three steps.

Firstly people can register interest online at or at the drop-in event at Rothbury Library on Monday.

Secondly, energy suppliers go to auction and the best deal will be determined and sent to you.

Finally, you will receive a personal quote which you can accept or decline.

The drop-in session runs from 2pm to 5pm and 5.30pm to 7pm.