If you have not changed supplier for five years or more, then the council would like you to take part in one of three focus groups taking place next week.
The focus groups will take place as follows:
- Wednesday 18th March – 10.30am to Midday at The Forum
- Thursday 19th March – 2-3.30pm at Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS), Alexandra Street and 7-8.30pm at Metal, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Park
Refreshments will be provided.
Southend Council recently signed up to an agreement to form a new local energy company, working in partnership with energy supplier OVO Energy. It will be the first time Southend has had its own energy company since Southend-on-Sea County Borough Corporation was disbanded in the late 1940s when gas and electricity energy industries were nationalised. The new local energy company would benefit all members of the local community by offering some of the cheapest tariffs on the market and possibly providing extra support for those suffering fuel poverty. It is thought that the new company could then be formed and operational within six months.
OVO Energy is one of the leading independent suppliers in the UK retail market. Since it entered the market in 2009, it’s grown to over 440,000 customers.