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Information for electors voting in the General Election 2024.

A UK parliamentary election has been called for 4 July 2024. Deadlines for registering to vote, and applying for a postal vote, have now passed. To apply to vote by proxy, you have until 5pm on 26 June 2024: GOV.UK: Apply to vote by proxy (opens new window)

Overseas electors may consider applying to vote by proxy. For more information see the General Election 2024 page.

Housing Newsletter - December 2022

Our energy saving tip of the month: Getting the best out of your fridge and freezer

  • Make sure you don't have the temperature turned down too low. Refrigerators shouldn't be set any lower than 5ºC, while freezers should be -18ºC
  • Keep your fridge and freezer clean and defrost them regularly. The more ice your freezer has in it, the more energy it uses. If the ice around the inside is more than 1cm thick, you need to defrost it
  • Make sure your fridge-freezer has plenty of room around it for air to circulate and check the condenser coils for dust - this reduces their efficiency, so if they are dusty, turn the fridge-freezer off and give them a quick clean
  • Don't leave the door open when taking food out as the longer the door is open, the more cold air escapes and the harder it has to work to replace it
  • Try to keep it as full as possible, without overcrowding and remember that when putting food inside your fridge or freezer, allow it to cool down naturally first. The less work your fridge-freezer has to do, the less energy it will use.

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