Click here for the latest schedule of maintenance for period 16-31st March 2019.
Any queries please contact CCC Highways.
You may have seen the ongoing forecast of high winds and rain (Storm Gareth) expected to arrive tomorrow (Wednesday 13th March), affecting parts of the South East and the East of England.
Our electricity network is built to be resilient but high winds and rain can damage overhead power lines resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply. Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. We have organised for additional staff in our contact centre to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather, and we have called-up additional engineers to carry out repairs to our electricity network.
Both you and your local residents will be able to find regular updates on our website www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and social media @UKPowerNetworks throughout this period.
Anyone experiencing a power cut can:
We urge the public to stay well clear from power lines and anyone spotting a damaged power line needs to report it to us immediately by calling 105 from a landline or mobile phone.
If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.
We provide extra help to customers on our Priority Service Register during a power cut. Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity as well as other reasons can join the register. You can find out more information about our Priority Service on our website: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority .
If you would like to share information about preparing for the extreme weather or the priority service register on social media you might like to use the following:
UK Power Networks has extra staff on hand to deal with the impact of Storm Gareth. Call 105 to report a power cut and visit https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/storm-centre-prepare or message @UKPowerNetworks on Twitter. #stormgareth #ukpnnews
Do you, or someone you know, need extra support during a power cut? @UKPowerNetworks provides free services to vulnerable customers. Visithttps://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/power-cut/priority-services-register for more information. #stormgareth #ukpnnews
I hope this information is helpful and please do share it with local residents and members of your community who would find it helpful.
With best wishes,
Community Affairs Officer
UK Power Networks
Tickets are now on sale for the next quiz at Bluntisham Village Hall. The theme is a TV Quiz with rounds based on a lot of your favourite TV shows…..Teams of 6 £20 per team. A chance to win a cash prize of £60. Contact me to book or for further details. BYO booze, nibbles
The agenda’s for the extraordinary PC meeting and finance meeting are now available.
Click here to access the PC meeting
Click here to access the finance meeting
Both meetings will be held in the village hall on Monday 25th February and will start at 8pm.
All welcome to attend.
Just to let you know we have been advised that the fire is now out.
Envar Composting Ltd reported this morning that there was only a small amount of material left alight on site which they expected to be able to extinguish today.
Our incident Site Controller will visit again early next week to confirm that this is the case and at that point we will close our incident response.
We have (as the regulator) been investigating the circumstances of the fire, assessing compliance with the environmental waste permit. We will review our findings and take the appropriate steps.
We will also be advising Envar that they need to consider community relations and how they might engage productively with you, the communities that have been impacted by smoke and odour generated by the fire on their site.
Customers and Engagement Team Leader
East Anglia Area
Environment Agency, Bromholme Lane, Brampton, Huntingdon, Cambs PE28 4NE