Electricity & Gas
Know your free emergency numbers – in a power cut call 105 or for a gas emergency, dial 0800 111999.
Prepare your home – keep a torch handy and get your appliances serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Vulnerable households can also get extra support by signing up to the Priority Services Register.
Keep your eyes open – keep an eye on the weather forecast and, if you have a power cut or a gas emergency, check on your neighbours.
The Priority Services Register is a free service provided by Western Power Distribution and is eligible for anyone who is of a pensionable age, disabled, has children under 5 years old or relies on medical equipment.
As part of the service, customers are kept informed as much as possible of power cuts affecting their home and are given special help, if needed, through the British Red Cross.
The Priority Services Register offers peace of mind for vulnerable customers and their families and we do our very best to ensure that their needs are met at all times. There are already have 1.8 million customers on our register.
To find out more information or to register, please call us on 0800 096 3080 or visit www.westernpower.co.uk/psr.
Kingston Seymour largely lies beneath sea level but we do have the benefit of recently installed flood defences.
Nevertheless, it is important that all parishioners know what to do in the event of an Emergency and the Kingston Seymour Community Resilience Team has produced the following guide.
In August 2017, all households were issued with a Postcard urging discussion and preparation in case the worst does happen. This is the Resilience Postcard . Please complete this card for your household – discuss it with everyone – and keep it somewhere prominent.