Important information: Potential delay to your meter installation

Between 19 May and 6 June, it may take longer than usual to arrange the meter installation with your gas supplier. This is because of an Ofgem initiative to replace the IT systems used across the UK gas market. It involves all gas suppliers and will ultimately make it easier for you to switch supplier and/or get a smart meter. You can find more information about Project Nexus on Ofgem’s website.

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Vital upgrade to ageing gas mains in Horsforth

Northern Gas Networks is investing over £70,000 to upgrade around 500m of ageing metallic gas mains in Horsforth town centre.

The project is part of Northern Gas Networks’ ongoing development of infrastructure across the north of England and will involve replacing existing metallic gas main with more durable plastic pipes to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to our customers in the area for years to come.

The five week project will commence on Monday 16 March 2015 and will be carried out in phases to minimise disruption.

Planned schedule of works:

Phase 1: Hall Park Close –16/03/2015 (1 week)

Phase 2: Kerry Hill and New Street – 18/03/2015 (1 week)

Phase 3: Kerry Street, Church Lane and Town Street – 23/03/2015 (3 weeks)

In order to carry out our work safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to install two way temporary traffic lights on Kerry Hill with the junction of New Street from Wednesday18 March for approximately one week.

It will also be necessary to close Church Lane from the junction of Church Avenue and Town Street from Monday 30 March for approximately two weeks. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

Businesses in the area will remain open as usual and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Chris Nevison, Customer Operations Area Manager, and Northern Gas Networks said: “We have planned our work closely with Leeds City Council to keep traffic disruption to a minimum.

“We would like to take this opportunity to apologise in advance for any inconvenience this essential work may cause, and thank members of the public for their patience and support.”

If you have any questions about the work please don’t hesitate to contact the Customer Care team on 0800 040 7766, option 7. The team is available between 8am and 10pm Monday to Friday, and 9am and 5pm on Saturday.