30 May 2024

MP in pledge over power cuts

Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart has expressed residents’ concerns to Northern Powergrid after being notified of power cuts occurring in Hedon.

Northern Powergrid has informed Mr Stuart that, on March 21, there was a permanent fault on the network that was switched out of service as a result.

At first it was thought that this was the cause of the power cuts, but this turned out not to be the case as there were two further short interruptions on March 25 and 28.

In response to these ongoing issues, Northern Powergrid installed fault-finding equipment and located the problem to a high voltage underground cable. While this is being fixed, Hedon residents, particularly those living in the HU12 postcode area, may experience further short power cuts.

Anyone who requires extra support during a power cut due to their medical or personal circumstances should let Northern Powergrid know by joining its free Priority Service Register.

To find out more, call 0800 169 2996 or visit northernpowergrid.com/care.

John Dennis, ward councillor for South West Holderness, said: “I have had lots of calls and emails about these power cuts and I’ve even experienced them myself at home. Power has been rerouted temporarily while the cable is repaired and Northern Powergrid apologises to everyone in Hedon who has been affected.”

Mr Stuart said: “I have also been in contact with Northern Powergrid after hearing from people in Hedon about the power cuts they are experiencing.

“Working together with John and the other fantastic South West Holderness ward councillors we will do our best to get it fixed for everyone as quickly as possible.”