Since Tuesday last week residents from across Stockton have been able to register for ‘The Big Community Switch’. The scheme run by ‘iChoosr’ and ‘Make it Cheaper’ and supported by Stockton Borough Council will see people joining together to form a single buying unit which will be able to negotiate cheaper energy prices. The scheme closes at midnight on the 31st October 2014.
The next step after the closing date will be for an auction to take place to find the best tariff. Each resident receives a personal offer and will be able to see how much money they will be saving. The council have assured residents that switching will be quick and hassle free.
I am really pleased to see this scheme up and running for a third time thanks to the Labour-led council. One of the biggest issues people raised with me on the doorstep is the high cost of energy bills. Schemes like this coupled with Labour’s planned energy price freeze will go a long way to helping residents across Stockton South with their bills. I would urge as many people as possible to look at this scheme and consider registering.
If you would like to register or receive more information then please visit www.stockton.gov.uk/bigcommunityswitch. For those who do not have regular access to the internet, you can contact the Stockton and District Advice and Information Service, Horizon Centre, 1 Bridge Road, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1BH or you can call 01642 615834.