Published: 02 January 2023

Many people are struggling to cope with the steep rise in energy costs that have hit households and businesses so hard during the past year. Although the government has taken action to help with energy bills and cap energy prices, the cap will currently be raised again in April 2023 and prices will be even higher. So, with inflation at its highest level for many years and a cost of living crisis, conserving energy and keeping costs manageable is a priority.

To help local people get through the energy crisis, a free event is being organised by the Boston Spa, Wetherby and Villages Community Green Group. The focus is to raise awareness of measures that people can take, such as using renewables and retro fitting of homes, to help conserve energy and reduce energy bills. The event follows on from a successful Eco-Energy Fair held in September 2022 and is supported by Friends of the Earth.

There will be a number of displays with presentations on a range of issues on saving energy, retrofitting insulation, installing low carbon solar and heat pumps, renewable energy and latest grant funding. There will be tips, practical advice, a public forum for anyone to raise questions, kids activities and warm refreshments.

Event organiser, Penny Stables said, “As temperatures drop and the costs of heating households and businesses rise, it’s important that we all make an effort to conserve energy to keep our bills as low as possible. This free event will provide people with a range of ideas, tips and measures they can take, such as using renewables and retro fitting of homes. Hopefully they will leave better informed with ideas to keep their energy costs manageable”.

For further information, please contact: Penny Stables by email at or register your interest at