Restoration of Supplies Progressing Well
Thursday 29th November 2012
Significant progress has been made overnight and over 1,000 homes in Dollar and Coalsnaughton have been reconnected to the gas supply.
Significant resources are now being deployed in the Tillicoultry area and over 100 engineers from Scotland Gas Network are in the town working on reconnecting customers there.
Everyone in Tillicoultry, Devonside, Coalsnaughton and Dollar who still has no gas supply are asked to either remain at home, or make a key to their home available either through a neighbour or family friend so that a gas engineer can access their home.
Chief Executive Elaine McPherson said: "We continue to work in close partnership with Scotland Gas Network and hope that the progress that has already been made in Dollar and Coalsnaughton continues today in Tillicoultry and Devonside.
"Until the situation is completely resolved, the Council will continue to work with partners to ensure that vulnerable people receive appropriate support.
"Voluntary organisations and individuals in the community have provided magnificent assistance, whether through providing information about people they are worried about, helping deliver heaters or personally helping out neighbours. This effort is very much appreciated by everyone who is working hard to get things back to normal."
Social services staff have carried out 400 visits to vulnerable people and are carrying out additional welfare visits as required.
The incident centre at the former Tillicoultry Community Centre is open again today and Council staff are in attendance with SGN staff to assist local residents.