A NEW scheme that could save residents in Wychavon money of their energy bills is being backed by the district council.

The authority is once again encouraging people to sign up to the scheme being offered by the company ichoosr, a collective energy switching initiative which is open to people regardless of where they live.

Anyone can register their interest by providing their details, including their current gas and electricity supplier information before Monday, June 9.

After this date, ichoosr will know how many people are interested in the scheme and energy suppliers will be invited to take part in an auction to bid against each other to offer the best deal.

Councillor Audrey Steel said: "This scheme offers a great opportunity for our residents, their friends and family to potentially make valuable savings on their energy bills. The power really rests with the people, as the more residents who sign up for the scheme, the more bargaining power ichoosr will have with the energy companies when it comes to agreeing a price for gas or electricity."

For more information go to ichoosr.com or to register for the energy switching campaign visit wychavon.gov.uk and click on the Wychavon switch.