Free lightbulb giveaway in Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 14:42 14 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:47 10 June 2010

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14 - EXMOUTH residents will receive free light bulbs in a bid to encourage people to become more energy efficient.

EXMOUTH residents will receive free light bulbs in a bid to encourage people to become more energy efficient.

East Devon District Council has today announced the launch of Devon Warm Zones, a three-year project that aims to help households across the region cut their fuel bills, reduce carbon emissions and improve their health, through the use of energy efficiency measures.

To kick off the project, East Devon District Council's environmental health housing teams will be carrying out a light bulb amnesty, swapping two traditional light bulbs for new energy efficiency ones, at the Magnolia Centre in Exmouth on Thursday October 23.

Delivered by Westcountry Energy Action, who is working with E.ON, one of the UK's leading power and gas companies, the programme will initially be targeted on the Exmouth area, rolling out to the rest of East Devon in 2009.

The programme aims to raise awareness of the grants and discounts on energy efficiency products and services available to households across East Devon, as well as giving advice to help people to reduce their energy consumption.

It is hoped that with this advice and support households could be helped to reduce their energy bills by up to 30 per cent.

Councillor Jill Elson said: "This initiative should make a real contribution to cutting people's energy bills and at the same time reduce the carbon footprint of homes in East Devon.

"I'm particularly pleased that it is being launched in Exmouth, which is the largest town in Devon".

More information about the Devon Warm Zones scheme is available at www.devonwarmzones.org.uk or from the Devon Energy Efficiency Advice Centre on Freephone 0800 512012 or at www.devon-energy-advice.co.uk.

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