Cost of living support
Colchester City Council is providing support for residents facing the cost of living crisis.
Alongside support and funding to help you pay your utility and fuel bills, there are some steps you can take to cut costs in the home.
Below are a few tips to save you money on your energy and water bills and how you travel.
Cutting down on food waste, and using leftovers is also a great way to save money on your food bills. For tips on storing your food better, recipes for using up food and more, visit Love Food Hate Waste.
When boiling water or cooking, keep pan lids on to retain the heat and cook things faster. Also try boiling water in a kettle before adding to a pan to save energy rather than boiling cold water.
Microwaves are generally more energy efficient than ovens, so using these for cooking food, where appropriate, is a good option to help you save energy.
Measure out your water for a cuppa, or use the gauge on the side of your kettle so no unnecessary water is boiled.
Page last reviewed: 9 September 2022