Money saving tips for Derbyshire residents

RESIDENTS are being urged to sign up for monthly emails aimed at helping them to save money and reduce their impact on the environment.

Derbyshire County Council has teamed up with environmental charity Global Action Plan to give people simple tips via email over six months on cutting bills and living a greener life. The initiative is called the Eco Challenge.

Anyone signing up before the end of October will be entered a prize draw to win an energy monitor, worth £100, designed to help you cut your bills.

The EDF Eco Manager monitors the electricity used by your whole house – plus the use at three designated plug sockets.

The emails contain clever ideas and easy steps for busy people who care about the environment but don’t have lots of time to devote to it. Recipients can pick and choose which tips they want to incorporate in their lifestyle – there will be no pressure for people to do more than they can.

Anyone is set to find out ways to save money on: food bills, energy bills and the water bills.

County councillor John Allsop, Ccbinet member for technology and recycling, said: “This is a really easy way for busy people to make a difference. Just by making a few changes we can all improve our environment and save money too. I hope lots of people will sign up.”

We’ll also be asking people to share with us, if they want to, which steps they already take, which they are currently trying and any tips they may have. Each month there will be a prize for those who contribute with a final prize when the challenge finishes in six months’ time.

To sign up for monthly emails contact Tom Veitch by emailing

People can opt out at any time.