Put pounds back into pockets at Food and Fuel Fairs

Published Friday, 27th April 2018

HARTLEPOOL residents will have another chance to learn about ways to bring down their bills at a series of Food and Fuel Fairs.

Ran by local people and organisations as part of Hartlepool’s £1,000,000 Challenge, several more of the popular community events will take place at venues across the town over the coming months.

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Local residents and families will once again have the chance to access advice on how to reduce energy, water, food and credit costs, as well as how to potentially increase income from welfare benefits.

Representatives from organisations including Hartlepool Borough Council, Hartlepower, Npower, Hartlepool Water, Tees Credit Union and West View Advice and Resource Centre will be present to answer questions and help attendees potentially access significant savings.

The next Food and Fuel Fair events are: 
 Thursday 17 May  11am - 2pm  Belle Vue Centre (community room)
 Thursday 31 May  11am - 2pm Jutland Road Community Centre
 Monday 11 June  2pm - 5pm  St. Luke's Church
 Monday 25 June  10am - 2pm Eldon Grove School Sports Day (outside)
 Wednesday 11 July  10am - 2pm  Burbank Community Centre
 Wednesday 25 July  10am - 2pm  Kilmarnock Road Centre

A project spokesperson said: “Our Food and Fuel Fairs have so far proven very popular, with residents across the town learning about ways to reduce the cost of living and increase their income.

“At the next Food and Fuel Fair (Thursday 17 May, Belle Vue Centre) people can come along to get recipe ideas and tips on using a slow cooker. After residents have attended two Food and Fuel Fairs, they can receive a free slow cooker and store cupboard essential ingredients. The Fairs will then act as an opportunity for people to come along and bulk-buy food shopping online, helping to maximise their financial savings.

“By hosting regular events over the next few months, we hope that residents and families who may have been unable to attend the fairs previously will have the opportunity to come along and see how many pounds they could put back into their pockets.”

For further information, please visit www.hartlepoolactionlab.org, email hartlepoolactionlab@gmail.com or call 07976 763656.