HOUSEHOLDERS who signed up for the council's Big Energy Switch scheme look set to save an average of £230 on their fuel bill.

The collective energy switching scheme was organised by Wyre Forest District Council and iChoosr.

The scheme launched in April and brought residents together to use group buying power to get an exclusive deal from energy suppliers.

There were more than 200 households who registered in the district and combined with similar initiatives around the UK, there was a collective of more than 55,000 households.

Residents who registered their interest have now been given a personalised offer showing how much they could save by switching.

Resident Sharon Howard, who registered for the scheme, said: "I took part in the Big Energy Switch - we hadn't switched tariffs for a while so I thought it would be good to see if we could make a saving.

"I was pleased to find that we could save an estimated £252 a year with the winning supplier and have decided to switch through this scheme.

"The whole process has been easy and straightforward and I would encourage others to have a look to see if they too can save by switching."

Residents living in Wyre Forest who would like to take part in the Big Energy Switch still have time to do so, by visiting Online applications close on Tuesday, July 11.

Wyre Forest District Council can support people with applications not made on the website until Tuesday, June 27.

Councillor Chris Rogers, cabinet member for housing, health and wellbeing, added: "The aim of the Big Energy Switch was to give residents the chance to get a really good energy deal and make it easy for them to switch if they wish to.

"We are delighted that so many people look set to benefit from the scheme.

"There is still time to find out if you can benefit, so we would encourage people to register before the closing date on Tuesday, July 11."

Those who register for the scheme can consider the offer before deciding whether or not to switch suppliers and there is no charge to join the scheme.