Thursday, 16 January 2014

Credit Union Re-Launched

One million people will take out pay-day loans, with sky-high interest. There is an alternative - Credit Unions offer low cost affordable loans. Information about the Devon credit union - Plough and Share is available at the TAAG Centre until Friday 24th January. Plough and Share service points will be open on Saturdays at 10-12.30pm in Teignmouth Library and on Wednesdays from 5-7pm at the Meadow Centre from 29th January 2014. www.ploughandshare.co.uk

New Boiler

People with an income below £15,900, and receive certain benefits may qualify for a new boiler under the Energy Consumption Obligation (ECO) scheme. ECO is part of the Green Deal; the scheme places an obligation on all of the main energy providers in the UK to help reduce energy consumption and energy poverty in the United Kingdom. The scheme will close in March 2015. http://www.freeboilerdevon.co.uk/

Giving a Bit of Christmas Cheer

Homeless people in Bed and Breakfast accommodation, who faced a lonely bleak Christmas Day, instead got to tuck in to a delicious Christmas dinner instead; courtesy of Teignbridge District Council’s Housing Options team, HITS and other local charities and community groups. I drove the bus on Christmas Day picking up people for the dinner at the Alice Cross Centre, they had a great time.

Boxing Day Dip

Along with Councillor Terry Falcao and 300 other people, I went in the sea on Boxing Day to raise money for the RNLI.