Advice roadshow hailed a success

ADVICE: Brenda Turnbull from Community Moneywise Banking speaking with a resident who attended the roadshow event on the Headland
ADVICE: Brenda Turnbull from Community Moneywise Banking speaking with a resident who attended the roadshow event on the Headland
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RESIDENTS were able to gain advice on how to save money and stay warm at home as a roadshow stopped off on the Headland.

Experts spoke about how to maximise income and manage household budgets at the event at the home of the Headland Parish Council, next to the Borough Hall.

Representatives from Hartlepool Credit Union, West View Advice and Resource Centre and Hartlepool Borough Council all attended the Money Matters Roadshow.

Cleveland Fire Brigade was also in attendance as well as Hartlepool voluntary organisation WAVES, who were giving helpful tips on how to stay warm at home.

Fire chiefs also took the opportunity to make sure residents were safe in their home by giving advice and reminding people of the opportunity to get free smoke detectors installed.

Labour councillor Peter Jackson, who represents the Headland and Harbour ward was also in attendance.

Coun Jackson said: “There are many homes on the Headland which are classed as ‘hard to heat’.

“They are pre-1930s and therefore a lot have no cavity and residents can actually lose up to 35 per cent of their heating through their walls.

“This was a really useful event for people to find out more about cheap and effective options to make sure they keep their house as warm as possible.”

A number of free reflective radiator panels, which are designed to radiate heat back into the room, were also handed out to residents at the event, which ran for most of the day.

Organisers were pleased with the turn out and said feedback was good.