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Power boost for Bayston Hill electricity network

Homes and businesses in Bayston Hill will benefit from an upgraded electricity supply fit for meeting their needs for years to come, following the upgrade of overhead electricity poles and wires later this month.

We're carrying out the £21,000 upgrade as part of our ongoing commitment to improving supply reliability and customer service levels.

The project will start on 19th August and involves the installation of 470 metres of new overhead line and 9 new poles, along the A49 Hereford Road at Bayston Hill from the Lyth Hill Road junction, and Cross Roads. Work will be complete by 23rd August.

Adrian Pope, Team Manager for the area, said: “In order for engineers to work safely and quicker, there will be temporary manned traffic lights in operation along Hereford Road between 9.30am-4pm during the time of the works. There will also be some planned interruptions to power supplies for properties on Hereford Road and Cross Roads, letters outlining these interruptions have already been sent out to all properties that will be affected.

“This work ensures that we can provide a high level of service in the long term by improving the infrastructure and security of our electricity network.

“We’ve been liaising with The Highways Agency for works on the A49 and Shropshire Council to agree the times of our work. We have also written to 380 local homes and businesses affected by the work.’’

“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this work may cause,” Mr Pope added.

The project forms part of our commitment to provide a consistently high level of service to customers. Over £7billion is being invested on our electricity network between 2015 and 2023.

On average, customers receive one power cut every two years that lasts under half an hour. The service costs customers 27p per day on average, through their electricity bills.

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