People across Bristol are being invited to find out how to make their homes cheaper to heat and more energy efficient at a free family event this Thursday (13 August, 10am – 4pm).
The event, which is being held at Snuff Mills Park in East Bristol, will feature energy-themed activities and entertainment for the whole family including live music, performances from local artists, food stalls, face-painting and a charity raffle.
Hosted by the council’s Warm Up Bristol team in partnership with Easton Energy Group, visitors will also be able to pick up practical tips and advice about how to save energy at home.
George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol, said: “Warm Up Bristol is our flagship energy saving initiative which helps citizens make their homes more energy efficient, warmer and healthier places to live.
“Our year as European Green Capital gives us the perfect opportunity to get people thinking about what they consume and how they could make savings. Events such as this one are designed to engage everyone with important issues in a fun and informative manner, whilst making the most of some of the wonderful green spaces we have in the city.”
Snuff Mills Park is home to the ‘Two Hoots’ Shaun the Sheep, which is sponsored by Warm Up Bristol. To celebrate, there will be a special charity raffle run by Dorset-based artist Maria Burns, who designed the Warm Up Bristol Shaun. Proceeds will go to the Children’s Hospital as part of the Shaun in the City campaign.
Nigel Walker from Easton Energy Group, added: “Thursday’s event looks set to be a great day out for the whole family. We’ve got lots of different activities planned, so we’re hoping for a good turnout.
“With autumn just around the corner we’ll be on hand to talk to people about Warm Up Bristol and how people can make their homes cosy and warm for the winter ahead. We’ve got lots of practical advice available to those who want it.”
Warm Up Bristol is an initiative run by the council to help people make their homes warmer and more energy efficient. The scheme can help citizens access a wide range of energy efficiency measures, with grants available for some. EDF Energy provide Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding to support the scheme and subsidise costs to citizens. Visit www.warmupbristol.co.uk for more information.