February 2014

Snowdrops in Upton churchyard

snowdrops Upton

Minutes of 9th January 2014

9th January 2014 – draft

What to do in the event of a power cut

Preparing for a power cut – from UK Power Networks

Below is some advice on how our customers can prepare for a power cut:

§  Keep our freephone number handy

§  See the website for some useful videos offering you advice during a power cut.

§  Keep spare batteries for radios and torches – local radio stations often broadcast helpful information

§  Keep an old-fashioned corded phone which you can plug in, as cordless phones won’t work in the event of a power cut

§  Dress warmly in several layers of clothing, stay in one room or even get into bed

§  Take care if using candles, tea-lights and other naked flames

§  Keep fridges and freezers closed, with a blanket over as they will stay cold for many hours

§  Switch off all your electrical equipment, except one light which will let you know when the power comes back on

§  Remember the street lights may also be off so take care if you go out

§  Look out for elderly neighbours; please consider taking them a flask of hot water round or hot food

UK Power Networks: East of England call 0800 783 8838. You can also see www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and follow the company on twitter for updates.