UK Power Networks call on restaurants to help on Christmas Day

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: UK Power Networks call on restaurants to help on Christmas Day UK Power Networks call on restaurants to help on Christmas Day

THE company which maintains power lines across Essex has appealed for restaurants to come forward to help people who are still without power.

UK Power Networks wants restaurants and pubs in areas still affected by the storm to come forward to offer customers somewhere to eat Christmas lunch.

Venues can email SDCSupportContact@ukpowernetworks.co.uk or call 0800 028 0959.

There are about 400 homes still without power in Essex.

Anyone whose power is still off should contact 0800 783 8838 or tweet @UKPowerNetworks.

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9:52am Wed 25 Dec 13

No! I am Spartacus says...

You might think that the energy companies could afford to fix things quicker with the way consumers have been financially mugged over the last few years.

That said, if energy companies are willing to actually pay the restaurants themselves to compensate the lack of energy supply, my view on their avarice might be softened...
You might think that the energy companies could afford to fix things quicker with the way consumers have been financially mugged over the last few years. That said, if energy companies are willing to actually pay the restaurants themselves to compensate the lack of energy supply, my view on their avarice might be softened... No! I am Spartacus

10:43am Wed 25 Dec 13

rhetoric says...

On the other hand, if power companies took on more staff to pre-empt these situations in the increasing crises caused by weather etc, or alternatively paid restaurants and other services to look after the unfortunate cut-off customers, then there is no doubt we would all be paying more ALL the time.
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There's owt for nowt, never really has been.
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Businesses are there to make money, and the only way to cut down the power companies would be to re-nationalise them. As the Govt has no money and any gains from grabbing the companies would soon be gone, we would still be in a pickle.
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Kindness of neighbours, generosity of those who can manage to fork out goods and food etc, are the hope of these people who have had their Christmas more or less ruined. My heart goes out especially to those on their own, the elderly and somewhat infirm, and parents of very young children. It is difficult to see how they can manage. Just hope there are still sufficient backup services to deal with this mess.
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The preventive measures put in place since 1953 have proved themselves in most places. Probably now is the time to pre-empt disasters using projections of possible tidal surges combined with other forces of nature and either investing in works to aid this, or encouraging people to move away from the immediate sources of danger if humanly possible.
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Merry Christmas everyone! Take care of yourselves, and if possible, take care of someone else who needs it.
On the other hand, if power companies took on more staff to pre-empt these situations in the increasing crises caused by weather etc, or alternatively paid restaurants and other services to look after the unfortunate cut-off customers, then there is no doubt we would all be paying more ALL the time. . There's owt for nowt, never really has been. . Businesses are there to make money, and the only way to cut down the power companies would be to re-nationalise them. As the Govt has no money and any gains from grabbing the companies would soon be gone, we would still be in a pickle. . Kindness of neighbours, generosity of those who can manage to fork out goods and food etc, are the hope of these people who have had their Christmas more or less ruined. My heart goes out especially to those on their own, the elderly and somewhat infirm, and parents of very young children. It is difficult to see how they can manage. Just hope there are still sufficient backup services to deal with this mess. . The preventive measures put in place since 1953 have proved themselves in most places. Probably now is the time to pre-empt disasters using projections of possible tidal surges combined with other forces of nature and either investing in works to aid this, or encouraging people to move away from the immediate sources of danger if humanly possible. . Merry Christmas everyone! Take care of yourselves, and if possible, take care of someone else who needs it. rhetoric

12:34pm Wed 25 Dec 13

Shambolic says...

Power companies made over 3.5 billion last year. their power station's pollution adds to the extreme weather conditions so they are doubly responsible and yet we wring our hands and doff our caps to these rich Barons. About time people stopped making excuses for them and demanded legislation to stop what has gotten totally out of control.
Power companies made over 3.5 billion last year. their power station's pollution adds to the extreme weather conditions so they are doubly responsible and yet we wring our hands and doff our caps to these rich Barons. About time people stopped making excuses for them and demanded legislation to stop what has gotten totally out of control. Shambolic

12:38pm Wed 25 Dec 13

rhetoric says...

The news has now come in that the Power Companies are funding Christmas Dinners to the tune of £40. That is a step in the normality direction for the unfortunate flood victims.
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They still need so much help to get back to "normal". It's time when good neighbours are the true answer.
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Can you assist? Have you something nice that you no longer need? Think about those who have lost everything from downstairs rooms, who can't live in their houses for months to come, and so on.
The news has now come in that the Power Companies are funding Christmas Dinners to the tune of £40. That is a step in the normality direction for the unfortunate flood victims. . They still need so much help to get back to "normal". It's time when good neighbours are the true answer. . Can you assist? Have you something nice that you no longer need? Think about those who have lost everything from downstairs rooms, who can't live in their houses for months to come, and so on. rhetoric

2:10pm Wed 25 Dec 13

cavillas says...

I can't5 see £40 paying fore lunch for a family of 4-6 in a restaurant, closer to £40 per person is reality.
I can't5 see £40 paying fore lunch for a family of 4-6 in a restaurant, closer to £40 per person is reality. cavillas

5:32pm Wed 25 Dec 13

jim_bo says...

Give a thought for the engineers who have given up Christmas with their family's to try and allow people to enjoy their Christmas.

Sadly having an overhead line network means there will always be damage in strong winds, fortunately it's a once in 20 year occurrence.
Give a thought for the engineers who have given up Christmas with their family's to try and allow people to enjoy their Christmas. Sadly having an overhead line network means there will always be damage in strong winds, fortunately it's a once in 20 year occurrence. jim_bo

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