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Bideford gas works to start

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Homes and businesses across Bideford are set to benefit as Wales & West Utilities starts upgrading gas pipes in the area. The £138,000 project, which starts on the 28 October, involves upgrading gas pipes in the Atlantic Way area of the town and is essential to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses in the area so that people are safe and warm for generations to come. Barring any engineering difficulties, it is expected to be complete by 6 December. Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Devon County Council to make sure disruption is kept to a minimum. To keep the local community, road users and engineers safe during the work, it has been agreed that Atlantic Way, from its junction with Beach Road, will be closed throughout the six-week scheme. Diversion routes will be clearly signposted. Wales & West Utilities Project Manager, Joe Phillips, is managing the work and said: “While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Bideford. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it. “We know that working in areas like this is not ideal, but it really is essential. We’ll have a team of gas engineers on site throughout the project to make sure our work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum. “This work will not only keep the gas flowing safely and reliably today, it will also help make sure the gas network is fit for the future and can play its part in delivering reliable and affordable green energy.” Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999 or enquiries@wwwutilities.co.uk. Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or Facebook.com/WWUtilities. Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, takes pride in serving the south west of England and Wales. If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night. Our team is also working on a multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being upgraded to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.

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Falmouth gas works to begin

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Wales & West Utilities is set to start a project in Falmouth which will make sure the gas is kept flowing to heat homes and power businesses in the area. The £96,000 investment work involves laying new gas pipes in the Stratton Road area of the town and starts next week (28 October). Barring any engineering difficulties, the work is expected to take eight weeks to complete. To plan the work Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Cornwall Council to make sure disruption is kept to a minimum. It has been agreed that to keep the local community, road users and our colleagues safe whilst the scheme is ongoing, multi-way traffic lights will be in place. Motorists are advised to allow extra time to travel. Wales & West Utilities Roxanne Whittaker is managing the work and said: “While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Falmouth. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it. “We know that working in areas like this is not ideal, but it really is essential. We’ll have a team of gas engineers on site throughout the project to make sure our work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum. “This work will not only keep the gas flowing safely and reliably today, it will also help make sure the gas network is fit for the future and can play its part in delivering reliable and affordable green energy.” Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999 or enquiries@wwwutilities.co.uk. Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or Facebook.com/WWUtilities. Wales & West Utilities has a team of more than 1000 trained and experienced engineers to help serve the 7.5m people across Wales and the south west of England that rely on its gas emergency and pipeline services. If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night. Our team is also working on a multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes with a lifespan of more than 80 years, to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.

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Brixham to benefit from gas investment scheme

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Residents and businesses across Brixham are set to benefit as Wales & West Utilities is to start a project to upgrade gas pipes in the area. The £343,000 work is essential to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses in the area so that people are safe and warm for generations to come. Starting on 24 October, the work involves upgrading nearly 2 kilometres of gas pipes. Barring any engineering difficulties, the work is expected to take ten weeks to complete. To plan the work Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Torbay Council to make sure disruption is kept to a minimum. It has been agreed that to keep the local community, road users and engineers safe during the work, traffic management will be in place. This includes two-way traffic lights on Churston Road from 4 November and phased road closures along Churston Road and Bascombe Road from 18 November. The road closure will be lifted before Christmas, while advance warning and diversion signs will be in place and motorists are advised to allow extra time to travel. Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller Roxanne Whittaker is managing the work and said: “While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across the Brixham area. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it. “We know that working in areas like this is not ideal, but it really is essential. We’ll have a team of gas engineers on site throughout the project to make sure our work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum. “This work will not only keep the gas flowing safely and reliably today, it will also help make sure the gas network is fit for the future and can play its part in delivering reliable and affordable green energy.” Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999 or enquiries@wwwutilities.co.uk. Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or Facebook.com/WWUtilities. Wales & West Utilities has a team of more than 1000 trained and experienced engineers to help serve the 7.5m people across Wales and the south west of England that rely on its gas emergency and pipeline services. If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night. Our team is also working on a multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being upgraded to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.

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Wales & West Utilities signs up to the Slave-Free Alliance

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Gas emergency and pipeline service Wales & West Utilities has marked Anti-Slavery Day by becoming a member of Slave-Free Alliance. By joining the Slave-Free Alliance, one of the most influential groups in the fight against modern day slavery and human trafficking, the gas emergency and pipeline service for Wales and south west England will now have access to support to protect its operations and supply chains from one of the world’s fastest growing crimes. The announcement comes on Anti-Slavery Day (18 October) which is held to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and encourage government, local authorities, companies, charities and individuals to do what they can to address the problem. Slave-Free Alliance is part of Hope for Justice, a charity which exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. By joining Slave-Free Alliance Wales & West Utilities has joined a global movement, demonstrating commitment to raising awareness of modern slavery and working to promote a zero-tolerance approach to the practice in our supply chains. Wales & West Utilities General Counsel Paul Millar, worked with Slave-Free Alliance representatives to discuss how to raise awareness of the issue. Paul said: “The Alliance will provide us with an independent sounding board and expert guide to compliance and best practice in this area. “We’re proud to play our part by educating our people and seeking to make sure that slavery is not occurring within our business or supply chains.” Wales & West Utilities is in the process of implementing refreshed procedures and updating policies, whilst it will also offer new training to colleagues and relevant third parties as part of its zero tolerance of the crime. Paul added: “Becoming a member of Slave-Free Alliance will raise further awareness among our customers and colleagues, who will be given the skills to spot the signs of slavery and know what to do about it.” More information on the Slave-Free Alliance can be found at www.slavefreealliance.org/

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Exeter gas works complete ahead of schedule

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Essential gas pipe upgrade work to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses in Exeter has completed – four weeks ahead of schedule. Wales & West Utilities, which started the work along Stoke Road during June, has, this week, completed the project to upgrade over 2.5 kilometres of gas pipes. Wales & West Utilities Jason Gale managed the £520,000 investment work and said: “We’re delighted to have finished this upgrade project four weeks ahead of schedule and want to thank everyone who lives, works and travels along Stoke Road for bearing with us while we did this essential work. “We know that working in areas like this is not ideal, but it really is essential. “This work will not only keep the gas flowing safely and reliably today, it will also help make sure the gas network is fit for the future and can play its part in delivering reliable and affordable green energy.” To plan the work Wales & West Utilities worked closely with Devon County Council. Wales & West Utilities has a team of more than 1000 trained and experienced engineers to help serve the 7.5m people across Wales and the south west of England that rely on its gas emergency and pipeline services. If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night. Our team is also working on a multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being upgraded to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.

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Crediton to benefit from gas investment work

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Wales & West Utilities has begun a project to lay new gas pipes in Crediton. The work, which begins this week (14 October), is essential to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses in the area so that people are safe and warm for generations to come. Barring any engineering difficulties, the work is expected to take four weeks to complete. To plan the work Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Devon County Council to make sure disruption is kept to a minimum. It has been agreed that to keep the local community, road users and Wales & West Utilities engineers safe whilst the scheme is ongoing, multi-way traffic lights will be in place. The footpath going from Orchard Court to the town will also be shut to the public. Wales & West Utilities Roxanne Whittaker is managing the work and said: “While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across the Crediton area. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it. “We know that working in areas like this is not ideal, but it really is essential. We’ll have a team of gas engineers on site throughout the project to make sure our work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum. “This work will not only keep the gas flowing safely and reliably today, it will also help make sure the gas network is fit for the future and can play its part in delivering reliable and affordable green energy.” Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999 or enquiries@wwwutilities.co.uk. Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or Facebook.com/WWUtilities. Wales & West Utilities has a team of more than 1000 trained and experienced engineers to help serve the 7.5m people across Wales and the south west of England that rely on its gas emergency and pipeline services. If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night. Our team is also working on a multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being upgraded to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.

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Newton Abbot gas works to begin

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Gas emergency and pipeline service, Wales & West Utilities is working in the Wolborough Road area of Newton Abbot for the next two weeks (25 October – 8 November). The work is essential to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses in the area so that people are safe and warm for generations to come. To keep the local community, road users and our colleagues safe, it has been agreed with Devon County Council that traffic management will be in place whilst work is ongoing. This will involve lane closures on Wolborough Road and Newfoundland Way, whilst there will be limited access along St Leonards Road. Motorists are advised to allow extra time to complete journeys Wales & West Utilities Roxanne Whittaker is managing the work and said: “While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Newton Abbot. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it. “We know that working on roads like these is not ideal, but it really is essential to make sure we keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area, and to make sure the gas network is fit for the future. We’ll have a team of gas engineers on site throughout the project to make sure our work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum. “We’re very aware of the effect that our work can have on communities and commuters. We’ve working closely with Devon County Council to agree the best way to get this essential work done while causing the least inconvenience.” Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999 or enquiries@wwwutilities.co.uk. Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or Facebook.com/WWUtilities.

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