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Essential upgrade to gas mains on Middlegate, Penrith starts on Monday

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From Monday (12 February), the north of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), will start work on upgrading the ageing gas distribution network on Middlegate, Penrith.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and involves replacing approximately 100m of existing metal gas pipes with more durable plastic ones. This will ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

The three-week project has been carefully planned in conjunction with Penrith Town Council and Eden District Council to ensure the works are completed as quickly and safely as possible.

Due to the location of the gas main it will be necessary to introduce a road closure along the complete length of Middlegate for the duration of the works. A signed diversions, via Brunswick Road, Cromwell Road, Ullswater Road, A66 and Bridge Lane (A6), will be in place for motorists.

It’s expected that these works may cause some delays to journey times, so motorists are advised to leave extra time for travel. Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual throughout the project.

Matty McBride, Business Operational Leader for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We have been working closely with Penrith Town Council and Eden District Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.

“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience customers may encounter, and thank everyone for their support as we work to complete this project as safely and quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project 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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Essential upgrade to gas distribution network on Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland

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From today (Monday 5 February), Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is upgrading the ageing gas distribution network on Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and involves replacing more than 50m of existing metal gas pipes with more durable plastic ones. This will ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

The four- week project has been carefully planned in conjunction with Durham County Council to ensure the works are completed as quickly and safely as possible.

Due to the location of the gas main it will be necessary to introduce a road closure at the junction of Escomb Road and Cockton Hill Road. Signed diversions will be in place for motorists.

Nigel Pearson, Site Manager for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We have been working closely with Durham County Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.

“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience and thank everyone for their support as we work to complete this project as safely and quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project 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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£30,000 investment in gas distribution network in Starbeck, Harrogate

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The north of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £30,000 to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network on High Street, Starbeck in Harrogate.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and involves replacing more than 100m of existing metal gas pipes with more durable plastic ones. This will ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

The three-week project, which is due to start on Monday 5 March, has been carefully planned in conjunction with North Yorkshire County Council to ensure the works are completed as quickly and safely as possible.

The works will be carried out in two phases. From Monday 5 March, works will be carried out between the hours of 8am and 5pm. From Monday 12 March, works will take place 7pm and 3am  and will involve working within the railway line to replace the gas main underneath the train crossing. During this time stop and go boards will be used to ensure the safe and continued flow of traffic.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual throughout the project.

Richard White, Business Operational Leader for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We have been working closely with North Yorkshire County Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.

“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience customers may encounter, and thank everyone for their support as we work to complete this project as safely and quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project 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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Essential upgrade to gas mains in Sutton, Hull

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From Monday 19 March, the north of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), will complete the final phase of upgrading the ageing gas distribution network in Sutton, Hull.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and involves replacing more than 3.5km of existing metal gas pipes with more durable plastic ones. This will ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

The final phase of the project will take place on Ings Road and has been carefully planned in conjunction with Hull City Council to ensure the works are completed as quickly and safely as possible.

Due to the location of the gas main it will be necessary to introduce a road closure on Ings Road between the junction of Gillshill Road and Sutton House Road for the duration of the project.

Shops and businesses in the area will remain open as usual throughout the project.

Russ Kaye, Business Operational Leader for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We have been working closely with North Yorkshire County Council to carefully plan these works and will be doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers.

“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience customers may encounter, and thank everyone for their support as we work to complete this project as safely and quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project 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 awards Community Promises Fund grants to help local communities prosper

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the north of England’s gas distributor, has announced the names of the successful projects that will receive grants from its £50,000 Community Promises Fund.

The Community Promises Fund, which is now in its second year, offers grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to third sector organisations and community groups with innovative approaches to delivering sustainable initiatives associated with Energy Saving, Fuel Poverty, Carbon Monoxide Awareness and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects across areas of the north of England served by NGN.

After applying at the end of last year, the nine projects benefiting from the 2018 funding programme are: Age UK in Gateshead, Citizen Advice in Newcastle, Community Voice FM Ltd in Cleveland, Hartlepower C.I.C. in Hartlepool, Highfield Food Co-op in Keighley, National Energy Action, Stockton and District Advice, Information Service (SDAIS), The Canopy Housing Project in Leeds and Yorkshire Energy Doctor CIC.

The community projects include a whole host of innovative campaigns, from supporting vulnerable people with dementia access the Priority Service Register (PSR) to organising Carbon Monoxide (CO) awareness sessions and provide information on being more energy efficient.

Leeds Community Foundation (LCF), a charity dedicated to creating positive change in local communities, will distribute the grants.

Tom Bell, Head of Social Strategy at Northern Gas Networks, said: “The diversity of the applications for the Community Promises Fund has been fantastic. The nine successful applications demonstrated a variety of innovative, sustainable initiatives which will help encourage behavioural changes through raising awareness and putting actions in place that will help to address the challenges associated with fuel poverty in their community.

“Community groups, and other local organisations, play a fundamental role in helping to identify and assist those who are in need and I’m very much looking forward to working with them on their exciting projects and their efforts to help make a difference to local people’s lives.”

Pip Goff, Grants and Programmes Director at Leeds Community Foundation, added: “We are delighted to once again partner with Northern Gas Networks to distribute much needed funding across the north of England to alleviate fuel poverty, generate awareness and education on energy efficiency. The Community Promises Fund will bring real change through local action.”

The successful applicants are now working closely with NGN, LCF and each other to share best practice and get access to helpful tools and advice to support them with the delivery of their projects.

NGN will be sharing regular updates throughout 2018 via their website and social media channels, and showcasing some of the excellent work the nine projects will be carrying out.

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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Customers will still receive gas despite closure of energy supplier in North East

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Around 10,000 customers in the North East and Yorkshire will still receive their gas supply despite the closure of Future Energy, a regional energy supplier.

Northern Gas Networks, the north of England’s gas distributor, will ensure customers gas continues to flow to properties so lives can carry on as normal while a supplier is found by Ofgem for affected customers.

In the meantime, there are two simple pieces of advice from Ofgem for all affected customers:

  • Don’t switch supplier
  • Do sit tight, take a meter reading and wait until your new supplier contacts you

Under Ofgem’s ‘safety net’ scheme, affected customers will be moved to a new supplier and you should receive more information soon.

Answers to questions you may have about the ‘safety net’ scheme can be found on Ofgen’s website.

You can also read the full press release on the Ofgem website.

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

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Gas supplies in Harrogate have now been restored

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Engineers from Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the north of England’s gas distributor, have now restored gas supplies to approximately 100 homes on Otley Road, Harrogate following a loss of supply on Friday (19 January).

The problem was caused by water finding its way into the gas network. The water had to be located and pumped out, in order to restore normal gas pressure in the pipes.

Richard White, Business Operational Leader for Northern Gas Networks, said: “I’d like to apologise for any inconvenience the loss of supply caused for customers and thank them for their patience and cooperation during this time.”

If anyone requires and further information please contact our Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 (option 3). Anyone who smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

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Essential gas mains repair work at Neville’s Cross, Durham

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Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the north of England’s gas distributor, will begin essential gas mains repair work on Neville’s Cross, Durham next Tuesday (23 January).

Engineers from NGN will be carrying out repair work to the gas main at the junction of Newcastle Road and Neville’s Cross.

In order for the repair to be completed as safely and quickly as possible, the inside lane on Newcastle Road southbound will be closed. Regular updates will be provided on NGN’s website and social media channels.

Andy Coates, Site Manager at Northern Gas Networks said: “The safety of our customers and engineers is our number one priority, and the traffic management is essential in ensuring the general public and our workforce stay safe at all times.

“We’re working closely with Durham County Council to minimise disruption to road users, residents and businesses while this essential repair work is taking place, and will continue to monitor and adjust the traffic management required as work progresses.

“We would like to thank customers for their patience at this time and apologise for any inconvenience experienced. We will keep residents and businesses updated throughout the work as we look to finish it as safely and quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project 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 – £2.5m upgrade to Huddersfield gas distribution network

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Work has continued this month (January) on Leeds Road, Huddersfield as part of the £2.5m upgrade to the ageing gas distribution network in and around the area.

Work is progressing well and from Sunday (21 January) three-way temporary lights will be introduced at the junction of Old Fieldhouse Lane for approximately six-weeks. During this time the central island will be removed to allow for two-way traffic.

From Saturday 17 February works will also take place at the junction of Vine Street for approximately one-week. Access to Vine Street will be maintained but exiting traffic will be required to divert via Fieldhouse Road and Canal Street. In order to complete this section of work safely a lane suspension will be in place on this section of Leeds Road.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and involves replacing almost 3km of existing metal gas pipes with more durable plastic ones. This will ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

The ageing pipes, some of which are nearly 100 years old, have required a number of repairs in recent years. Therefore, NGN has prioritised them for replacement this year to minimise any future inconvenience for residents and road users.

Chris Nevison, Business Operational Leader at Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works. But by replacing these aging metal pipes with more durable plastic pipes we will be able to ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas for at least another 100 years.”

For further information about the project 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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£150k upgrade to Farsley gas distribution network

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The north of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £150k to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network in and around Beech Lees, Farsley.

The project is part of NGN’s ongoing investment in the gas infrastructure in the area and involves replacing almost 1,500m of existing metal gas pipes with more durable plastic ones. This will ensure the continued, safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for years to come.

The project, which begins on Monday (15 January) and is expected to take 11-weeks to complete, has been planned in conjunction with Leeds City Council to ensure all works are completed with as little disruption as possible.

In order to carry out the work safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to introduce a number of traffic management measures.

From Monday 29 January, three-way temporary traffic signals will be in place at the junction of Calverley Lane, Priesthorpe Road and Bryan Street. The lights will remain in place for one-week before being removed and replaced with two-way signals at the junction of Bryan Street and Bagley Lane for a further week.

During this time, a road closure will be in place at the junction of Bryan Street with access to the road via Priesthorpe Road.

On Monday 12 February these lights will be removed and placed at the junction of Bagley Lane and Cherry Tree Drive for a further week. All traffic signals will be manually operated during peak times to ease congestion.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Russell Horner, Business Operational Leader at Northern Gas Networks, said: “We have been working closely with Leeds City Council to carefully plan these works in order to minimise any disruption to customers.

“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works, and thank our customers for their patience and support in getting them completed as quickly as possible.”

For further information about the project 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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