Mick Whitley MP is asking local residents to have their say about the energy crisis at an upcoming community forum to be held in Birkenhead.
The forum, which is taking place on Thursday 22 September, will bring together local charities, community groups and residents to discuss the impact that rising energy prices are having on the town.
The average energy bill leapt by fifty-four percent this April and experts are now warning of a “humanitarian catastrophe” this winter.
Speaking to birkenhead.news, the Member of Parliament for Birkenhead said, “Liz Truss has promised a package of support to tackle the energy price crisis. We don’t know what that will look like yet, but one thing is absolutely clear: many people simply don’t know how they’ll get by this winter – even if energy bills are frozen at their current rate.”
He continued, “I want to hear from my constituents about the impact that the energy crisis is having on them, and the support that they want to see in the weeks and months ahead. This community forum is all about local people and what they think needs to be done. It’s their opportunity to make their voices heard and every contribution that’s made will help me fight for a fairer deal for the people of Birkenhead.”
The forum will also be an opportunity for residents to engage with charities and organisations that are working in the town and learn more about the support that’s available locally.
The forum will take place from 11:30 to 1pm in the Exmouth Suite of the Lauries Building, 142 Claughton Road, CH41 6EY.
Tickets can be booked by visiting https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/birkenhead- community-forum-tickets-407378569267 and the session is open to anyone living in Birkenhead constituency.
If you don’t have reliable internet access, you can also book by ringing 0151 650 5494.