“If the lights go out, in your neighbourhood, who you gonna call…?” Well, 0800 294 3259 actually.

If you experience a power cut in Flackwell Heath then you could be entitled to support. Through the parish council, we have have been approached by an electricity company to make residents aware of these priority services, which are available irrespective of who you pay your bills to.

If you need extra support during a power cut please call 0800 294 3259 to register for priority services, which aim to provide hot drinks, hot pack meals, charging points, emergency lighting and other support as appropriate, including proactive updates during prolonged power outages.

Around 50 houses north of the railway line in Loudwater experienced a series of power cuts before and after Christmas, some for a few hours at a time. As you read this message, the fault that caused these should have been repaired. There was also one major power put in Flackwell Heath in recent weeks.

Please do share this information with your friends and families, with particular focus on making sure any vulnerable people are safe during power cuts.