A SERIES of events will be held across the region throughout Big Energy Saving Week with the aim to encourage residents to find out how to save money on their energy bills.

Groundwork North Wales is supporting the campaign, which starts on Monday, January 20, and running a series of events and workshops, in partnership with Citizens Advice and other organisations, to help local people save energy, money and to reduce the effects of climate change.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of how simple changes such as switching energy supplier or tariff, accessing discounts or grants, and making homes more energy-efficient can make a big difference

Jo Woodward, Senior Coordinator for Energy with Groundwork North Wales, is urging everyone to "use your power to make a big difference".

"After the success of last year’s campaign, which saw us take a tour of the area bringing advice and guidance on a range of topics into the community, we are delighted to be involved in Big Energy Saving Week for 2020.

"We will be urging everyone to ‘Use your power to make a big difference’ assisting them in shopping around to make keeping warm and healthy at home more affordable this winter’.

Events throughout the week are as follows:

Tuesday, January 21, there will be a drop-in event for Plas Madoc residents at the Opportunity Centre.

Wednesday, January 22, sees an event for Flying Start families in Caia Park followed by an afternoon drop-in session for local residents and tenants at the Caia Park Partnership Hub.

Thursday, January 23, in the morning there will Thrifty Thursday session at The Enterprise Hub, Wrexham. Thrifty Thursday is aimed at 16 – 24-year-olds who are living independently and want to save money. This friendly informal workshop helps young people to be more in control of their money, improve confidence and learn new skills. The event can be booked via Facebook @GwkNorth Wales. There is an open event in the afternoon at The Enterprise Hub in Wrexham town centre for anyone to drop in with their energy bills and get some advice.

Friday, January 24 the week of events rounds off with a Satisfying Slow Soups & Stews Event. There will be demonstrations how to make delicious hot dishes that are both cheap and easy to make. There will be an opportunity to taste the results. Booking is essential for this event which takes place at the Venue in the Park at Alyn Waters Country Park .

For more information about Energy Saving Week call Groundwork North Wales on 01978 757524 or visit www.groundworknorthwales.org.uk