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Allerdale Borough Council,
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Find out more about the Big Allerdale Switch

16 January 2014

A series of promotional events are being held to promote the Big Allerdale Switch – an initiative which could cut household energy bills.

The Big Allerdale Switch is a ‘collective switching’ scheme, which allows people to group together to purchase their gas and electricity and save money. The initiative is being run by Allerdale Borough Council but is open to all – irrespective of where you live. And the more people who sign up, the bigger the savings are likely to be, so residents are being urged to spread the word to their family and friends.

Roadshows are being held at libraries across the borough next week [Monday 20 January] so residents can find out more. If they wish, they will also be able to sign up to the initiative on the spot, and Council staff will be on hand to arrange this for them if they bring along a utility bill to one of the sessions.

The promotional events will be taking place on the following dates:

Monday 20 January

10am - 12pm Workington Library

2pm - 4pm Seaton Library


Tuesday 21 January

10am - noon Wigton Library

2pm – 4pm Aspatria Library


Wednesday 22 January

10am - noon Silloth Library

2pm – 4pm Maryport Library


Thursday 23 January

10am - noon Cockermouth Library

2pm – 4pm Moorclose Library


Friday 24 January

10am - noon Keswick Library

The Big Allerdale Switch is completely free to join, really simple to do, and, at no point in the process are residents under any obligation to switch energy providers if they then change their minds.

The Big Allerdale Switch is part of the Big Community Switch, a scheme involving a number of local authorities throughout Great Britain. The Big Community Switch is run by i-Choosr, an independent company, which has experience in collective switching schemes. I-Choosr sets up a reverse auction and invites energy suppliers to offer their cheapest dual fuel deals.

To sign up to the scheme, visit, call 01900 702702, or visit Allerdale House or any of the Council’s district offices. You will need a copy of an energy bill to hand as information will be required from it.

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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ