RESIDENTS in Burnley are being urged to join the People Power scheme which could help them save money off their energy bills.

With the support of Burnley Council, the project is now in its second year.

Households must sign up at www.peoplepower. before midnight on February 17 to be involved in the scheme. Last year saw 10,000 residents across Lancashire join forces to ‘bulk buy’ their energy through the collective energy switching scheme.

Mike Waite, community engagement officer for Burnley Council, said: “Remarkably many residents have not reviewed their bills, or even changed their energy provider in many years, and these people could be set to make significant savings through the scheme.

“They are the perfect candidate to join this initiative, but even those people who joined and saved money last year could still get themselves a better deal, so it is worth doing whenever the opportunity arises.”