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Mayor Chivers urges more to apply for Energy saving Grants

4 September, 2008

Sinn Féin Mayor for Limavady Brenda Chivers has urged pensioners and low income families to apply for energy saving grants from NIE.

She said:

"With the latest reported increase of 30% in electricity prices by NIE set to come at a time of year when we normally see an increase in the price of home heating oil and will add to the prices hikes we have witnessed over the past three or fours years.

"It will place a heavy burden on many families household budgets which are already over stretched and undoubtedly add to the ever growing problem of fuel poverty across the North.

"More and more people are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of rising prices and benefits / wages remaining the same therefore I am urging pensioners and low income homes to apply for energy saving grants from NIE that may help to reduce energy bills in the coming winter months."

"For more information on this scheme contact NIE the Energy Saving Trust on 0800 512 012." Críoch

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