Summer boost for Hitting the Cold Spots

Hampshire residents can receive even more specialist energy-saving advice this summer thanks to a boost in the County Council’s Hitting the Cold Spots service.

Best known for its affordable warmth service that helps residents live more comfortably in winter, the project is now branching out to offer tailored energy-saving advice to households who might be struggling to keep up with energy costs.

Installing reflective radiator panel

Becky Windwood heads up the service here at the Environment Centre (tEC), the independent charity delivering the service on behalf of Hampshire County Council. She said: “Most people know us for our affordable warmth service, but we work all year round to help people save energy at home. The more we help people save energy, the more money they save and the smaller their property’s carbon footprint.

“We’re pleased to be in a position where we can now visit residents at their home and provide them with small household items that will help them think about new ways of saving energy. As well as continuing our support with larger measures like heating and insulation, we can give away LED light bulbs, power-saving plug sockets, reflective radiator panels and other resources to help individuals and families make even more savings. We’ll continue to help people prepare for winter with items like electric blankets as well.”

The focus of the service is to understand our clients; what’s important to them, how they live day-to-day and where they might be using the most energy at home. We get to know our clients and our advice is always tailored to their unique circumstances.

If you’re a Hampshire resident on a low income or you have a health condition made worse by the cold weather, we invite you to contact the Environment Centre (tEC) on our Freephone number, 0800 804 8601, or by emailing