The Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Truss MP
Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk
Dear Parish Council
I have received the following information from UK Power Networks which I thought might be helpful for residents during adverse weather conditions.
In the event of a power cut, your constituents can contact us by phone on 105 (or 0333 32 32 105 from a mobile) or on twitter: @ukpowernetworks.
UK Power Networks has a Priority Service Register for your constituents who may be more vulnerable and require extra assistance in a power cut. You and your constituents can find out more information on our website: http://bit.ly/1c3CkOO. We currently work with the British Red Cross who can activate their volunteers to support vulnerable customers if power is affected. Emergency teams in local authorities also have access to a web link that enables them to see fault levels.
I also wanted to alert residents to the Government’s Start up Loans Company. The aim of the company is to support people with a commercially viable business idea but who have no access to finance, providing pre finance advice, business loans and valuable mentoring support. So far the scheme has supported 21,470 businesses across the UK, lending £113,485,492. Further details can be found at www.startuploans.co.uk
If you would like to meet to discuss the points raised above or any other issues, I would be delighted to come along to chat with parish councillors and local residents. Please contact me by email Elizabeth.email@example.com or telephone my office 01842 757345.
Elizabeth Truss MP
A reminder that if you text 'Power' followed by your postcode to 80876 you will receive messages on progress of repair work and an estimated time for the power to go back on. (example: Power IP3 6QX)
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Chairman - Prue Lester 01945 772234
Deputy Chairman - Richard Melton 01945 771974
David Pope - 01945 773054
Jill Gooch - 01945 773301
Brian Carr - 01945 774145
Chris Crofts - 01945 773519
Keith Harrison - 01945 772661
Chris Robinson - 07836 606098
Ros Shorting - 01945 773604
Andrew Harrison - 01945 773735
Jonathan Schultz - 07860 483578
Richard Melton - 01945 771944
Bill Pugh - 01945 773129
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Your County Councillor is:
Harry Humphrey -
Clerk: Kate Bennett - 01945 592 747
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