Community News & Events
GUIDE TO PREPARING FOR A FLOOD AND PROTECTING YOUR PROPERTY
Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather 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, and we have organised for additional staff in our contact centre and more engineers on the ground to be available to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather.
You 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 should:
- Call 105 free of charge to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded landline phone or mobile phone)
- Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk for the latest updates (on a mobile phone)
- Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map
- Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cuts or to receive updates
We advise people to stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 free from either a landline or a 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 .
CONSIDERATE PARKING PLEASE
Parking continues to be an issue throughout the village. Please be mindful about parking (yourself, family members and any visitors). If you are lucky enough to have a driveway or garage, please ensure it is used.
Emergency vehicles need access to all parts of the parish at all times so it is imperative due to the narrow nature of our rural roads that considerate and polite parking is adhered to. This is critical to ensure there’s suitable access for any emergency vehicles to provide a swift and effective response 24/7.
Also be aware not to block access to people’s driveways and observe and obey the Highway Code.
A272 MOTORBIKE NOISE & SPEED
The Parish Council has been approached by Tillington Parish Council regarding the noise and speed of motorbikes on the A272. Any incidents should be reported to the Police on 101 or online https://www.sussex.police.uk/ro/report/rti/rti-a/report-a-road-traffic-incident/ or using Operation Crackdown http://www.operationcrackdown.org/
Don’t tolerate bad anti-social driving or abandoned vehicles.