Power cuts in Brightling – a chance to find out what is being done about them

For those not fortunate enough to have their own private electricity supply, power cuts have continued to occur.  But we are making progress.  From my network of informants, I have the information that (even as I write this words) a programme of felling trees near the power line is being carried out.

Braving the chainsaws, my informant interrogated two workers, who told him that they were “cutting trees along the whole stretch from the Brightling mine to Mountfield. They are seven days’ into the job. Most of the issues are caused by two things, ash die-back disease and hugely tall pine trees falling over.”

Power cut? Call 105Mr Tom Miles, area manager at UK Power networks, will be live on-line at the annual Brightling village meeting on Wednesday 14th April to answer your questions about recent power cuts, and the work that is currently going on to address this issue.  This will be a Zoom meeting (the Zoom joining details will be circulated nearer the time of the meeting).

If you have any questions for Mr Miles, please could you submit them in advance by email to the parish clerk (Gilly Lowe) at brightlingclerk@gmail.com