C.H.E.E.S.E. at Money Entitlement Event
This was a free event, hosted by Karin Smyth MP on November 30th at The Gatehouse, Hareclive Road. It aimed to offer people a better understanding of the financial help they may be eligible to receive, by providing an opportunity find out more about univeral credit, pensions, tax credits and so on. As the weather gets colder, there will also be information about keeping warm and saving energy, which is why we were there. Details about the event are on a Facebook page.
Bristol City Council's unanimous vote declaring a Climate Emergency
On 13th November Bristol City Council made history by being the first UK city to declare a climate emergency for the city and to make Bristol carbon neutral by 2030. C.H.E.E.S.E. knows it has a unique role to play in the acceleration of decarbonising homes and mitigating worsening fuel poverty across the city. Bristol's Energy guru Nikki Jones has written to Marvin Rees to set the energy context for the city and help to clarity the extent of the challenges we face. In her letter she says:... read more »
Volunteering opportunities with CHEESE this winter
With our winter survey season fast approaching, we are looking for volunteers to assist with our home energy surveys. As an assistant, you will provide support to an Energy Tracer surveyor with the handling and setting up of equipment, and engagement with householders. This is a great opportunity to gain experience of our work and surveying approach, and to make a positive contribution to tacking climate change and fuel poverty. For ideas of other ways that you can help with CHEESE, please... read more »