Update on Essential Gas Works Repairs – 31 Aug 18

We’ve received some updated information about the local emergency gas works. For the latest information, please see this web page from SGN, which will be updated as works progress. For further enquires, please email Paige Roberts, Stakeholder and Community Manager, at paige.roberts@sgn.co.uk.

These are emergency works following a gas leak, but they are also doing the scheduled replacement work as well to avoid further disruption.

The works will take 6 weeks. The contractors regard it as having a high impact on the local area, so are making sure that any lead times on delivery are minimized. They have already found that the pipe here is a non-standard size, so are having to have special joints made.

If the emergency had not occurred, they would have had a local drop-in information point, they would have had all the traffic management in place, would have warned businesses to organize deliveries in smaller loads, would have a leaflet delivery to local residents, and would have everything organised.

They are now trying to react to the issues as they arise. They will speak to our local businesses at a meeting next week – the date is to be confirmed – and there is a small business compensation scheme. They are not cutting the gas off, and will get some leaflets out. Their website will contain relevant information.

The Southfields Business Forum is contacting Highways to try to get the traffic management improved, and Pirbright Road is now closed to through traffic. Our MP Justine Greening has also been on site, to look at the plans.

Hope that information helps.