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The ‘Helping Richmondshire Heat, Eat and Meet’ Event

30th May 2022

Organisations will be on hand to provide residents with information, advice and support to help heat their homes, eat cheap healthy food and access affordable transport solutions.

The event, hosted by Richmondshire Climate Action Partnership (RCAP), will be held 10am to 3pm, 1 July, at Tennants Auction Rooms, Leyburn.

A broad range of local authority, charitable and private sector organisations will be able to explain how to access food bank and food share schemes, and how to economise on energy costs. Alternative options for organising travel including car share, e-scooter, and public transport will also be showcased. Advice on community food schemes and community energy projects may be of interest to residents or parish councils, as will information about grants that are available for transition to renewable energy.

Organisers are still confirming a rolling programme of short presentations by participating organisations, which will be complemented by a range of stalls manned by expert advisors.

'At a time when energy and food costs are rising exponentially it is important that our community has visibility of, and access to, expertise that can help mitigate some of the cost-of-living pressure everyone is feeling. For some this may mean practical financial help, for others it could be finding ways to eat cheaper or getting advice on how to start growing your own food. Alternatively, community groups may want to learn more about how to set up a community garden or a renewable energy scheme. Whatever the need, it’s clear that sharing knowledge and helping each other is going to become increasingly important.'
'By bringing together a broad range of expertise we hope to provide residents with access to useful resources and raise the profile of local organisations that can provide people with help where needed. We hope as many people as possible will take advantage and come along to this extremely valuable and informative free admission event'
Mike Sparrow, deputy chair of RCAP