Last month, we ran our Energy and Money Saving Tip Competition where we asked you for your top energy and money saving tips, to help with the colder months and the cost-of-living increase.

After receiving 110 entries, we picked 3 submissions at random to receive one of three cost effective household appliances: a slow cooker, air fryer or an electric blanket.

Six Town Housing staff members Fiona Hill and Debbie Standring visited one of the winners, Angela Gabrielides, along with Green Grants Installs (GGI) representatives Gerard Kanter and Jack Corris, who kindly donated all the prizes. GGI are one of our contractors who are currently working on Chesham Fold estate on an energy and carbon saving scheme to upgrade 100 properties.

Here are all the winners and the energy saving tips they submitted.

Simone Robinson from Radcliffe was picked to win the air fryer. Her tip was:

“My favourite tip to save money is batch cooking! Double the ingredients, pop half in a container and when cool thoroughly place in the freezer and simply take it out of the freezer the night before you want to have it. This works great with soups, curries, pasta sauces and can save you time as well as money.”

Angela Gabrielides from Bury won the Slow Cooker. Her tip was:

“Instead of using my dryer I have purchased maidens to dry clothes. I also hang jumpers, t-shirts and school shirts upstairs on the shower curtain rail. This saves on electricity & gas, clothes dry very quick & saves money.”

Barbara Reynolds from Brandlesholme won the electric blanket. Her tip was:

“Switch lights off when not in the room and close all doors.”

You can view more energy and money saving tips, along with other cost of living help and advice here.

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