Bright idea to save lots of en­ergy

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Kent Business Update -

ASH­FORD MP Damian Green has en­dorsed the give-away of two mil­lion en­ergy-sav­ing light bulbs.

The UK-wide scheme, to help soften the blow of soar­ing en­ergy costs, was lo­cally launched at Mecca Bingo in Ash­ford High Street ear­lier this month.

It is the first scheme of its kind for the bingo in­dus­try in­ter­na­tion­ally and a joint ven­ture with en­ergy sup­pli­ers South­ern Elec­tric.

Mr Green said: “Chang­ing to en­ergy-sav­ing bulbs can be a great way of sav­ing money.

“This cam­paign is giv­ing prac­ti­cal and timely help to house­hold- ers, par­tic­u­larly those liv­ing in fuel poverty.”

Now Mecca mem­bers can col­lect a free pack of two en­er­gysav­ing bulbs by swip­ing their mem­ber­ship card at their club.

The Ash­ford branch is phas­ing in th­ese spe­cial bulbs, al­ready hav­ing them in its staff ar­eas and bring­ing them into pub­lic ar­eas by Christ­mas.

Mr Green says that he is fit­ting them at his home.

Paul Far­relly, of Mecca, Ash­ford, said: “It means we can re­ward our mem­bers and make a dif­fer­ence to their fi­nances and their ef­forts to go greener.”

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