A PROJECT to help people save money on their gas and electricity bills this winter is being launched in Middlesbrough.

Local charity Middlesbrough Environment City is inviting local people to join its Big Energy Saving Network project as part of Big Energy Saving Week.

Advisors will be on hand in the Cycle Centre at Middlesbrough Bus Station from 10am to 3pm on Friday, November 4 to offer free advice and information to the public.

In addition to the launch event, staff will be available at the same times every Friday in November to offer one-to-one advice.

One Planet Middlesbrough Community Enabler Dewi Howell said: “The project is all about cutting fuel bills and ensuring that Middlesbrough residents are receiving any financial help they may be entitled to.

“Switching energy suppliers is quick and simple – and you could save over £300 a year, particularly if you have not switched before.

“Anyone interested in finding out about the potential savings they could make should bring along a copy of their latest energy bill or their yearly energy usage figures.

“So come along, bring your bills and challenge us to save you money!”

Middlesbrough Environment City is an independent charity that works with local communities, public bodies and the private sector to promote healthy and sustainable lifestyles using the ten principles of One Planet Living.

Each year MEC undertakes over 40 projects in the community, including home energy efficiency, food growing, healthy cooking, cycling, walking and outdoor play.