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On Sunday 26th October at 2am we will all be officially saying goodbye to the summer and a hello winter.  It is that time of year again when the clocks go back an hour.


October is the month when the nights really start drawing in and you tend to leave work in the dark. However it’s not all bad, it will also mean that we gain a much needed extra hour in our bed and it also won’t be pitch black when you have to get up to start your day.

Arguments still rage over the economic or health benefits it brings but sleep experts all agree that on Sunday 26th October ‘National Sleep In Day’ we should all go ahead and enjoy our extra hour.


Want to bring down your gas and electricity bills? Hastings Borough Council might be able to help but you only have a week left to sign up to Switched On Hastings. If you sign up from now until midnight on 18 November 2013, you can be a part of their first ever ‘collective energy switching scheme’.

How does it work?

  • We buy energy as a community from the supplier with the best deal

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    Switched On Hastings. Collectively get your gas and electric for less.

  • You can sign up now to take part in the scheme with no obligation. Make sure you have details of your current gas and electricity consumption to hand – visit www.uswitch.com for help with understanding how your bill is worked out
  • The more people who sign up, the greater our purchasing power and you can sign up if you live in Hastings, St Leonards and the surrounding area!
  • In November, various energy suppliers will compete to make the lowest offer in an auction. They determine their offer based on the number of people taking part – so make sure you get all your friends and family to sign up
  • The supplier with the lowest tariffs ‘wins’ the auction. Two weeks after the auction, you will get a personal offer by email from that supplier and will have a few weeks to decide whether or not to accept it
  • Better still, the process of switching from your current supplier/s will be seamless and simple
  • The auction takes place on 19 November.


Sign up now for the Big Community switch: www.ichoosr.com

Get help signing up at the Switched On Hastings drop-in sessions:

The council holding drop-in sessions so you can find out more about the scheme at the Community Contact Centre on the following dates and times – don’t forget to bring your electricity and gas bills with you and we can help you get signed up, the final session is on;

  • Wednesday 13 November: 2pm to 4pm

Contact Switched On Hastings team:

Telephone 01424 451055, email switchonhastings@hastings.gov.uk or visit the Community Contact Centre between 4.30pm and 6pm, Monday to Friday.