STAFF at a small social club near Evesham have called for more compensation after having issues with an energy provider. 

Honeybourne Railway Club secretary Sam Boulter said the club would not let EDF Energy win after he claimed the club was repeatedly put out of pocket due to issues with the provider.

The club claimed it lost £1,000 in January after being forced to close for six days when EDF Energy switched off its power to move it onto a pay-as-you-go meter.

Mr Boulter then claimed this month the business was handed a £450 bill - the old energy bill to pay - when it should have been £240. 

EDF Energy has compensated Honeybourne Railway Club £1,100 for the issues, but Mr Boulter said this is not enough 

"It is wrong," he said.

"We got the £1,100, which is the average loss of income amount. 

"This does not take into consideration all the trouble we had, and it makes us look like a poor club that does not pay its bills.

"Then there is also the possibility of loss in future customers.

"It is not enough.

"It is not just £1,000 but the hassle we had and it gives the club a bad name.

"We could pull away from EDF energy, but you can't let them win."

The Evesham Journal has contacted EDF Energy for a comment.

Previously, a spokesperson for EDF Energy said:  "We're sorry to hear about the problems faced by the Honeybourne Railway Club and we can confirm that supply has been restored.

"Our customer services team are continuing to engage with the customer.

"We remain committed to helping as many customers as possible, including providing debt relief and installing energy efficiency for those in fuel poverty."