SNP Cllrs welcome support to Keeping Warm this Winter

“This is a welcome move between Energy Action Scotland and SP Energy Networks to support Renfrewshire residents throughout this winter, to help keep warm and keep their bills down”, said Cllr Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) commenting on support from these two organisations to help keep people warm and safe this winter.

This includes information on the Priority Services Register which ensures that support can be prioritised to those vulnerable households in the event of a disruption to power supplies, to information that will help people with their health and wellbeing. There are low cost and no cost tips to keep homes warm and energy bills affordable.

Energy Action Scotland is Scotland’s national charity which aims to tackle fuel poverty and have combined with SP Energy Networks – who supply electric infrastructure to over 3.5 million homes and businesses in central and lowland Scotland, including Renfrewshire – to help people keep warm and well this winter.  This includes free advice on making the most of your money while keeping warm this winter.

Cllr Kenny MacLaren added:

Cllr Kenny MacLaren

“It’s always a difficult time every year to keep homes warm during winter while trying to keep your utility bills under control but the joint action by these two organisations can help a number of residents.

“Registering for the Priority Services Register is simple, you can either call 0330 10 10 167, email or visit the website  This is open to those over 60, or with a child under 5, or with a chronic illness or even simply for those who just feel they need a little extra help.

“It is of course ridiculous that there is fuel poverty in an energy rich nation like Scotland.  But while control of our energy resources rest with an uncaring Tory Government in Westminster there is little we can do to battle the greed of Tory politicians and their corporate backers.  With independence Scotland can build a new energy policy that would ensure that no one suffers from fuel poverty.”

Cllr Mags MacLaren said:

Cllr Mags MacLaren

“The winter is a difficult time for Keeping Warm and Well. Temperatures are low and often take a plunge in deepest points. It becomes even harder to heat and power homes.  It is important that people know how to access support, especially as utility bills have risen so much this year.

“I would encourage everyone to go online or call the number to join the Priority Services Register to see if this can help them not only keep warm but keep their bills under control this year.”

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