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Northern Gas Networks to carry out essential work to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply at Tadcaster Road, York

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential work to upgrade the gas network at Tadcaster Road in York.

Work is being carried out to replace the ageing metal gas mains with new, more durable plastic pipes, to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers.

The work is due to start on Monday 11th October and is expected to last for nine weeks. It has been planned in collaboration with The City of York Council.

So that engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect the public, some traffic management measures will be put in place.

From Monday 11th October, temporary traffic lights will be in place on Tadcaster Road for approximately four weeks. These will start at the junction of Slingsby Grove and move in sections to finish near the junction of Lycett Road.

Signs will be displayed for motorists, and shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual while the work is underway.

While the majority of the work will be carried out in the street, engineers will need to access customer properties to complete the project and ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas.

Scott Kitchingman, Business Operations Manager for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works. However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of York.

“NGN is continuing to carry out its essential activities while following strict guidelines for safe distance working, where possible, and following good hygiene practices as we continue to live with coronavirus.

“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this essential scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

While all of NGN’s work has now resumed, extra safety precautions remain in place to keep everyone safe while we continue to live with Covid-19.

Customers can read more about NGN’s Covid Secure Promise here.

For further information about the work please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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Northern Gas Networks to carry out essential upgrade work to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply in Church Bank, Wallsend

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential work to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Church Bank, Wallsend.

The ageing metal pipework is now being replaced by new, more durable plastic pipes, to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers for years to come!

The work will start on Monday 27th September, and is expected to last for 10 weeks. It has been planned in collaboration with North Tyneside Council.

So that engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect the public, some traffic management measures will be put in place.

This will begin on the 27th September with two-way traffic lights on Church Bank (A193) starting just before the junction of St Peters Road.

The traffic lights will follow the works eastbound, along to the junction of Ropery Lane.

The lights will then be removed on 10th October and a road closure introduced on Church Bank (A193) will begin on 11th October, between the junction of Ropery Lane and Rosehill Road.

The road closure will be in place for eight weeks due to the location of the gas main, and is there to ensure the safety of NGN engineers and members of the public.

Signs will be displayed for motorists and a full signed diversion put in place.

While the majority of the work will be carried out in the street, engineers may need to access customer properties to complete the project and ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas.
Richie Manuel, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works. However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of Church Bank, Wallsend.

“NGN is continuing to carry out its essential activities while following strict guidelines for safe distance working, where possible, and following good hygiene practices as we continue to live with coronavirus.

“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this essential scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”
While all of NGN’s work has now resumed, extra safety precautions remain in place to keep everyone safe while we continue to live with Covid-19.

Customers can read more about NGN’s Covid Secure Promise here.

For further information about the work please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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SAVE A NUMBER, SAVE A LIFE – NGN and West Yorkshire Police team up for Gas Safety Week to promote National Gas Emergency Service number 0800 111 999

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Would you know the right number to call if you smelled gas?

According to a recent poll, more than half of West Yorkshire residents surveyed did not know which number to call to report a smell of gas, and around 15% said they would call the emergency services instead.

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) and West Yorkshire Police have teamed up this Gas Safety Week to urge members of the public to call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999 if they smell gas, and NOT 999.

West Yorkshire Police currently receives over 1.2 million calls a year, 850,000 of which are non-emergency calls. A proportion of these are from callers reporting a gas escape.

As the gas distributor for the North of England, NGN maintains the safe operation of the gas network, and provides the region’s emergency response when a smell of gas is reported.

“Saving time in a gas emergency is essential,” said Ian Waddle, NGN’s Head of Customer Operations Support.

“Knowing the right number to call, and keeping that number saved into your phone could help to save lives.

“If you smell gas in your home, or out on the street, it is essential to call 0800 111 999 as soon as possible. The line is in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week and our engineers will be there within the hour.”

Tom Donohoe, Senior Contact Manager for West Yorkshire Police said:

“Our teams do their utmost to answer calls as quickly as possible, both 999 and 101. Calls that are not a police matter can slow this process down significantly.

“We would ask anyone needing to report a gas escape to recognise that there is a more appropriate number to use.

“Doing this will ensure calls of a police matter are answered quickly and efficiently.

“In a police emergency situation, every second counts.”

As well as calling the National Gas Emergency Service immediately, there are practical steps you can take if you smell gas:

  • Open windows and doors
  • Put out any naked flames
  • Don’t smoke or strike matches
  • Turn off all your gas appliances and don’t use them until the engineer has visited
  • Turn off electrical appliances
  • Avoid turning any switches on or off
  • Keep other people away from the area

Gas Safety Week is coordinated by the Gas Safe Register, and is running from September 13 – 19th 2021. The week provides a platform for the gas industry, consumer organisations and individuals to focus on communications about gas safety in one week.

You can learn more safety tips via the Gas Safe Register website at https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/gassafetyweek/stay-safe/

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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Northern Gas Networks to carry out essential upgrade work to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply at Hull Road, Cottingham

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential work to replace the ageing metallic main at Hull Road, Cottingham from Monday, 13 September 2021.

This is the latest phase of a wider investment in the region’s gas infrastructure, to ensure a safe and reliable gas network for Cottingham for many years to come.

The work involves replacing old metallic mains with more durable plastic pipes, along a section of Hull Road, from Outlands Road working towards the mini roundabout at the junction with Thwaite Street.

The project has been planned in collaboration with East Riding Council and is expected to last for approximately nine weeks.

So that engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect the public, some temporary traffic management will be necessary during the project.

This will be introduced from Monday 20th September with rolling two-way lights on the section of Hull Road from the junction of Outlands Road down towards the junction with Inglemire Lane.

These will become four-way lights when teams reach Inglemire Lane, with temporary crossings in place for pedestrians.

For the final phase, three-way lights will be introduced at the roundabout on the junction with Thwaite Street.

While the majority of the work will be carried out in the street, engineers will need to access customer properties to complete the project and ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas.

Russel Kaye, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works. However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of Cottingham.

“NGN is continuing to carry out its essential activities while following strict guidelines for safe distance working, where possible, and following good hygiene practices as we continue to live with coronavirus.“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this essential scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

While all of NGN’s work has now resumed, extra safety precautions remain in place to keep everyone safe while we continue to live with Covid-19.

Customers can read more about NGN’s Covid Secure Promise here.

For further information about the work please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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Northern Gas Networks to carry out essential upgrade work to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply in Great Ayton

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential work to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Great Ayton.

The ageing metal pipework has been identified for replacement with new, more durable plastic pipes, to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers for generations to come.

The work, which has been planned in collaboration with North Yorkshire Council, began on Monday 6 September and is expected to take nine weeks to complete.

So that engineers can carry out their work safely and efficiently, and to protect the public, some traffic management measures will be put in place.

The work will start on Guisborough Road at the junction of Skottowe Crescent, with engineers working south towards the High Street. Two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place for approximately three weeks.

Work will then progress onto the High Street from the junction of Guisborough Road, where a lane closure will be in place on the east bound carriageway from the 27 September for approximately four weeks.

Shops and businesses in the area will be open as usual and access will be maintained to the High Street with a one-way system in place.  A full signed diversion will be in place for motorists.

While the majority of the work will be carried out in the street, engineers will need to access to some properties to complete the project and ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas.

Steve Pigott, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works. However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of Great Ayton.

“NGN is continuing to carry out its essential activities while following strict guidelines for safe distance working and following good hygiene practices as we continue to live with coronavirus.

“We want to assure business owners, residents and road users that we will be working hard

to complete this essential scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

While all of NGN’s work has now resumed, extra safety precautions remain in place to keep customers safe while we continue to live with Covid-19, and engineers will continue to carry out safe distance working wherever possible.

Customers can read more about our Covid Secure Promise here.

For further information about the work please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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Northern Gas Networks to carry out essential work to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply at Ripon Road in Harrogate

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential work to upgrade the gas network at Ripon Road, Harrogate.

Work is being carried out to replace the ageing metal gas mains with new, more durable plastic pipes, to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers.

The work is due to start on Monday 8th September and is expected to last for four weeks. It has been planned in collaboration with Harrogate Borough Council.

So that engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect the public, some traffic management measures will be put in place.

From Wednesday 8th September, temporary traffic lights will be in place on Ripon Road opposite the Co-op Petrol Station. These will be in place for the whole duration of the project. Drivers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual while the work is underway, although in accordance with national lockdown guidelines.

Scott Kitchingman, Business Operations Manager for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works. However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the residents of Harrogate.

“NGN is continuing to carry out its activities while following strict Government guidelines for safe distance working and observing health and safety guidance during the current coronavirus outbreak in England.

“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this essential scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

As well as NGN’s essential services (which include responding to gas emergencies, carrying out emergency repairs and critical maintenance activities) engineers are continuing to carry out work to upgrade critical infrastructure, including planned work to replace ageing metal gas pipes, where most of the work can be carried out safely in the street.

While working outside, our engineers will follow Government guidelines for social distancing as much as possible. There are also extra safety measures in place to keep everyone safe and ensure that the work is Covid 19 secure.

Engineers will only request entry to a customer’s property if it is absolutely necessary; in order to ensure their safety, to keep the gas supply flowing, or at a customer’s request. Customers can read more about our Covid Secure Promise here.

For further information about the work please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

 

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Update: Repair completed on gas pipe in Beverley Road, Hull

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Essential repairs following a gas escape in Beverley Road in Hull have been completed by engineers from the North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN).

NGN engineers worked tirelessly over the Bank Holiday weekend to ensure that disruption to motorists and residents was kept to a minimum.

Reinstatement is now complete in both the public footpath and the carriageway on Station Drive and temporary traffic lights were removed from the road yesterday evening (Tuesday 1 September).

Russ Kaye, Business Operations Manager for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We’ve done everything we can to keep traffic moving on this busy road and I’d like to thank everyone for their cooperation. I’d also like to apologise for any inconvenience caused while we carried out these essential repairs.”

NGN has extra safety measures in place to enable safe working while we continue to live with Covid-19 and workers will adhere to safe hygiene practices and practise social distancing wherever possible.

Gas supplies to homes and businesses in the area were not affected.

For further information about the work please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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Emergency gas repair works taking place on Beverley Road, Hull

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Drivers in Hull are being warned to expect delays as Northern Gas Networks (NGN) engineers repair a gas leak on Beverley Road.

NGN, the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential repairs following reports of a gas leak in the area this week.

For safety reasons, engineers have closed a lane on Station Drive, outside the Station Pub at the junction of Beverley Road and Station Drive and erected three-way temporary traffic lights which are expected to remain in place for around two weeks. Engineers will be working throughout the Bank Holiday weekend to complete the gas main repair.

Russ Kaye, Business Operations Manager for Northern Gas Networks, said: “Beverley Road is a busy main road and we realise that this work may cause delays. We’re doing everything we can to work as efficiently as possible to keep traffic moving until we can return things to normal.

“Unfortunately, the gas leak appears to be in the roadway so the only way to find and repair it quickly and safely is to close a carriageway. If it’s possible for people, we are advising them to find alternative routes if they possibly can, or allow extra time for their journey. We apologise for the inconvenience caused, but we appreciate the public bearing with us while we carry out this essential safety work.”

Electronic road signs are also in use to keep road users up-to-date and updates will be posted on the NGN website and social media.

NGN has extra safety measures in place to enable safe working while we continue to live with Covid-19 and workers will adhere to safe hygiene practices and practise social distancing wherever possible.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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CEO Mark Horsley welcomes the release of the Hydrogen Strategy

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“We welcome the Government’s Hydrogen Strategy which provides further clarity on the vital role that hydrogen can play in helping achieve the target of net zero by 2050, while stimulating job creation and green growth, but even more must be done.

“Our pioneering hydrogen demonstration projects are proving that hydrogen can help to decarbonise heat.  Today customers near Gateshead are heating their homes with blended hydrogen and our hydrogen homes are showcasing 100% hydrogen appliances to demonstrate how it could be part of people’s daily lives.

“There are around 8-12 million homes in the UK that could be heated by clean burning hydrogen and we must be ambitious and stimulate the production of hydrogen beyond the 5GW government target.  This is essential in order to bring an affordable, low disruption clean energy transition to the communities we serve.”

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Northern Gas Networks carrying out gas mains diversion work at Otley Road to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply in Harrogate

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out gas mains diversion work on Otley Road, to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Harrogate.

The project to safely divert the gas pipework on Otley Road is taking place in order to allow North Yorkshire County Council to make future improvements to the highway.

The work began on Monday 2nd August, and is expected to last for five weeks. It has been planned in collaboration with North Yorkshire County Council.

So engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect members of the public, some traffic management measures will be put in place.

For the full duration of the project, temporary traffic lights will be in place on Otley Road. These are located at the crossroads of Harlow Moor Road and Hill Rise Avenue, and manually controlled between 7am and 7pm to ensure a smooth flow of traffic.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual while the work is underway.

To ensure the safety of colleagues, customers and the community, the majority of the work is being carried out in the highway, following Government guidelines for safe distance working wherever possible. There are also extra safety measures in place to keep everyone safe and ensure that the work is Covid 19 secure.

Scott Kitchingman, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these diversion works

“NGN is continuing to carry out essential activities while following strict Government guidelines for safe distance working and observing health and safety guidance during the current coronavirus outbreak in England.

“We want to assure residents and road users that we will be working hard to complete this scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

For further information about the work please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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