Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Mains gas coming to Ridgegrove and Lanstephan estates

Work begins next week on bringing mains gas to the Ridgegrove and Lanstephan estates in Launceston. This is great news and will mean lower heating bills (and better quality heating) for people living on these estates.

The work will take up to six months as a gas main has to be laid down each street. In Ridgegrove it's not that easy as many of the homes can only be accessed from footpaths and the steep slopes will mean lots of digging.

Inevitably there will be a fair amount of disruption with a rolling programme of street works. Some of the footpaths may have to be closed for a short while. Please be patient with the contractors who have promised to keep residents informed about progress and to keep disruption to a minimum.

All Cornwall Housing and other housing association homes will be connected to the new mains automatically.  But as the contractors are going to be on site, a special deal has been arranged for private homeowners to get connected too. This service - the connection from the mains to your house and the fitting of a meter - will cost £200 plus VAT for the period of the site works. If you want to know more, pop along to the exhibition in the town hall today or talk to the contractors when they come on site.

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