Here to help you save money & energy - that's the aim behind the Wealden Energy Desk which opens at the end of January and will be available at set dates during February. The council's Home Energy Efficiency Officer, Justin Bailey, will be on hand to give advice and support to those who may be struggling to pay their fuel bills. The first drop-in session runs from 2pm – 4pm on Wednesday 30 January in the public access area of Wealden’s office in Hailsham.

Cllr Graham Wells, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Benefits said: “Some people find this particular time of year a struggle for various reasons. We don’t want worrying about paying your energy bills to be one of them. That’s why we’re pleased to open the Energy Desk to all Wealden residents. As well as the opportunity to save yourself some money, any reduction in energy consumption you make also helps the environment. Just remember to bring your most recent utility bills for us to check on the day.”

By checking your utility bill, we can ensure you are getting the best rate from your energy supplier, and review your current payment methods. We can also help by making your home more energy efficient. That way you’ll be saving yourself money, and doing your bit for the environment. We have plenty of hints and tips on offer. We can also check eligibility for Warm Home Discount, and provide access to other services including the Priority Services Register.

The Wealden Energy Desk will be open on the following dates/times (no need to book, just drop-in):

  • Wednesday  30 January  2pm – 4pm
  • Wednesday 13 February 10am – 12pm
  • Wednesday 20 February 10am – 12pm

Further information about energy efficiency in the home can be found on our website: