Gas Mains Update
Wednesday 28th November 2012
Anyone in Tillicoultry, Coalsnaughton and Dollar who have lost their gas supply and their mains have not yet been turned off by Scotia Gas Networks are asked to either remain at home, or make a key to their home available either through a neighbour or family friend.
It is essential that all homes affected have their gas supplies isolated before restoration work can begin. So far three quarters of the homes affected have been switched off at the mains.
If a person is at work and they have not been contacted so far by gas engineers, get in contact with a neighbour, family or friend and get a key to them. Access to their home by an engineer is a matter of urgency.
The Council is continuing to prioritise vulnerable people and by Wednesday morning had visited all 400 on our list and are delighted by the way in which communities have come together to check on any vulnerable people they know of.
Chief Executive, Elaine McPherson said: "Our social work and housing staff are working closely with health colleagues to make sure the most vulnerable people are being taken care of. In addition, the response of the local communities in Dollar and Tillicoultry has been great.
"People have been knocking on neighbours' doors to make sure they are alright and to provide reassurance that everything is being done to restore their gas as quickly as possible. There are also lots of volunteers supporting the various agencies and their assistance is very much appreciated. I would ask local people to continue this support throughout this period."
Scotia Gas Networks, by Tuesday lunchtime had managed to access just over 3000 homes which had lost gas supplies and are making good progress to access the remaining ones as quickly as possible.
All Clackmannanshire local authority schools were open today (Wednesday) as normal.