Lord Mayor of Liverpool says ‘bingo!’ to warm homes

The Lord Mayor of Liverpool made it a full house when he joined local Liverpool residents to play energy efficiency bingo – a game which incorporates energy saving tips – and learn more about staying warm in their homes. 

The sessions were held at the Winter Survival Community Event at St George’s hall sponsored by British Gas through the Community Action Partnership, a £1.2 million community investment programme delivered across the UK by fuel poverty charity National Energy Action and British Gas, and locally in partnership with Liverpool City Council and VIRIDIS.

Jimmy Pugh, Project Development Officer, NEA said: “We were keen to come up with a new fun and interactive way to provide residents with practical advice on energy saving in the home in the form of energy efficiency bingo. Residents were also offered energy advice and a hints and tips leaflet to take home.”

The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Tony Concepcion said: “The message of energy saving is vitally important to the 14.5% of Liverpool households who are struggling to afford to keep their homes warm and stay healthy. Energy efficiency bingo is a fantastic way to get these messages across and I’m delighted to support these activities and the wider Community Action Partnership.”

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Adrian from Walton won a hamper of energy saving goods in the first bingo session, he said “I was amazed to win the energy bingo session and the energy tips were really useful too.”

Chris Tate, head of corporate responsibility at British Gas, said: “We’re delighted to be involved with the energy efficiency bingo sessions. British Gas has an important role to play in tackling fuel poverty and helping people create warmer, more energy efficient homes is a key part of that.”