The shop goes mobile!

The very successful energy advice centre is visiting fairs, fetes and events around the district.

Come and see us at:

Hursley Fete, John Keble school - 22 June 2013
Sustainable Business confernece - 25 June 2013
The Hat Fair, Oram Arbour - 7 July 2013
Alresford show - 13 July 13

The popular Energy Advice Centre in the Winchester Brooks shopping centre is taking to the road after closing its doors in the Brooks Centre on Saturday 27 April. The Department of Climate Change funded project has helped hundreds of people in the last 10 weeks, advising them on ways to save money and energy, and stay warm in their homes.  There will now be an Energy Advice Roadshow visiting fetes and shows over the whole summer.

Shop manager Nicola Lang is delighted with the success of the project run by Winchester Action on Climate Change as part of the Green Deal Project. “We have had 705 visitors looking for advice on a wide range of topics such as solar panels, insulation and new boilers – the best thing is we were able to give completely impartial advice”. The project offered people 181 free Green Deal Assessments where professional assessors gave advice directly to home owners on how they could save money and energy. 31 savvy visitors borrowed energy monitors to measure the electricity they were using at home. “I could not believe how much electricity gadgets use when they are just being plugged in – especially children’s entertainment systems – I will definitely be switching those off at night!” said one happy customer.

People visiting the road show stall will have a chance to take part in competition and quizzes as well as getting the same level of advice and help with home energy matters. Look out for the WinACC stand at the above venues or download information from If you would like the roadshow to visit your event please contact



Note to editors

1. More information from Susie Phillips at WinACC on 01962 827083 / 07704 325930 or email

2. This activity is part of Green Deal Winchester, a project funded through the Green Deal Pioneer Places Fund. Winchester City Council made a successful competitive bid to the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The aim of the Fund is to inform people about the Green Deal and how it can help them to pay for energy-saving improvements to their home. Winchester City Council is working with Winchester Action on Climate Change to deliver Green Deal Winchester.

3. Winchester Action on Climate Change was formed in October 2007 to engage every household and organisation in Winchester district in cutting the carbon footprint of the district by 30% between 2004 and the end of 2015. More at

4. WinACC is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 1126993)