Many local councillors have received this message today, 14th November….
“Dear Cllr Pollock,
UK Power Networks delivers the electricity to homes and businesses across London, including your ward of Carshalton Central, and it’s our job to make sure that the lights stay on.
Since 2010 we have reduced the frequency of power cuts by 42%, however we recognise that while power cuts are less frequent, when they do still occur they can be very worrying, especially to older people, people with chronic medical conditions or parents of very young children. That’s why we have set up a ‘Priority Services Register’ to enable us to identify vulnerable people quickly in the event of a power cut and get them the help they need.
You can find more about our free Priority Service Register, including information about who is eligible to register at: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/internet/en/power-cuts/priority-services-during-a-power-cut/
This winter we are keen to increase the number of people who are registered for help so we can provide the support they need quicker in case of a power cut. We are therefore asking for the help of local councillors to encourage constituents, who may be eligible for help, to join the Priority Services Register.
Do you or someone you know need extra help if there’s a power cut?
Join the Priority Services Register today ukpowernetworks.co.uk/prioritysupport
Although power cuts don’t happen very often when they do they can be worrying. UK Power Networks is the electricity network for London and it provides a ‘Priority Services Register’ for people who might need extra help in a power cut. Older people, families with very young children, and people with specific medical conditions are among the many people who are eligible to register for free support. You can find more details and register by visiting ukpowernetworks.co.uk/prioritysupport or calling 0800 169 9970.
I hope you will help us to help your constituents get the support they need and please do send me a copy of your newsletter if you include information about the Register, so we can share it as an example of good practice.
In the meantime, if you would like any further information about the Register or about UK Power Networks please do not hesitate to contact me.
Public Affairs Manager
Tel: 020 7397 7710 Mob: 07812 262 504 Twitter: @UKPNnews