Power companies have launched a new national power cut phone line 105 to help people contact their local electricity network company.
Callers dialling the free 105 number will be put straight through to their local electricity network operator, avoiding potential confusion or people contacting the wrong organisation.
Using the 105 number, electricity customers across the country will be able to report or get information about power cuts, report damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put themselves, or someone else, in danger.
Priority Services Register
Do you need extra support during a power cut or do you know someone else that would need extra support?
This free of charge service provides support to vulnerable people during a power cut.
To find out if you are eligible and for more information go to:
Scottish & Southern Electricity Network call 0800 072 72 82 (Central Southern England) or visit their website www.ssen.co.uk
UK Power Network call 0800 31 63 105 or visit their website www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk
There are some helpful leaflets about this in the Hassocks Parish Office.
If you are a BT landline user you can register that a person is vulnerable by phoning them. If a bill goes unpaid for one reason or another the line will not be cut off. This is vital for anybody dependent on the phone and/or uses a careline. Just phone BT.
There are some new warning notices in the Hassocks Parish Office for front doors / windows to warn off uninvited traders and cold callers. Sponsored by Sussex Police and other agencies.
Hassocks Parish Council
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