10th August 2012

Water and ‘switching’ big issues for Fermanagh County Show visitors

The Consumer Council spent two days at the Fermanagh County Show this week giving advice and information to visitors.
According to CEO of the Consumer Council Antoinette McKeown, the cost of water was a big issue for local farmers and switching energy providers was a matter of concern for many others.

“Members of the expert staff in the Consumer Council were delighted with the opportunity to attend the Fermanagh County Fair to meet with local people from Fermanagh and beyond.”

“Those farmers we met were really interested in our advice and information on water and their metering and billing.”

“The other advice people found really useful was our switching leaflet which provides information on how to change utility providers.”

“The Consumer Council also took the opportunity to let people know of our complaints procedure and the support we can provide to those who have issues with buses, trains, planes, ferries, natural gas, electricity, coal and water.”

“Anyone who missed us at the Fermanagh County Show can access the information on water or switching among other issues on our website, www.consumercouncil.org.uk or our ‘Switch On’ leaflets about switching utility providers can be obtained by calling 08001216022.”


  1. Consumer Council media contact:  Pauline Gordon, telephone, 028 9067 4813 or 079 0997 2704 or e-mail, [email protected]   
  2. The Consumer Council is an independent consumer organisation, working to bring about change to benefit Northern Ireland’s consumers. The Council campaigns for high standards of service and protection and a fair deal for all. It also carries out research, gives advice and publishes reports and other publications. It deals with individual complaints about buses, trains, planes, ferries, natural gas, electricity, coal and water.
  3. For more information, visit our website at www.consumercouncil.org.uk