Archive - 2016

Dec 23 2016

Essential gas works starting in Cheadle

National Grid will shortly be renewing a section of gas pipe in Froghall Road, Cheadle. This work will start on 3 January 2017 and is expected to be finished by 31 March 2017. To ensure that the...

Dec 22 2016

Essential gas works starting in Smethwick

National Grid will shortly be renewing a section of gas pipe in High Street, Smethwick. This work is estimated to last for around 12 weeks and will be carried out in three phases. To ensure that...

Dec 22 2016

Update on Bilston gas mains replacement

Because of unexpected engineering difficulties, National Grid will take longer than originally planned to complete gas mains replacement work on Bradley Lane in Bilston, West Midlands. Work will...

Dec 22 2016

Working Christmas: National Grid on standby to keep homes safe in East Anglia

Gas network company National Grid is urging people to stay safe this Christmas as staff gear up for 75,000 calls to its emergency hotline.

Dec 22 2016

Working Christmas: National Grid on standby to keep homes safe in East Midlands

Gas network company National Grid is urging people to stay safe this Christmas as staff gear up for 75,000 calls to its emergency hotline.

Dec 22 2016

Working Christmas: National Grid on standby to keep homes safe in South Yorkshire

Gas network company National Grid is urging people to stay safe this Christmas as staff gear up for 75,000 calls to its emergency hotline.

Dec 22 2016

Working Christmas: National Grid on standby to keep homes safe in London

Gas network company National Grid is urging people to stay safe this Christmas as staff gear up for 75,000 calls to its emergency hotline.

Dec 21 2016

Diary date: Chance to find out more about essential gas mains work in Clapham, Bedfordshire

As winter takes hold the spring of 2017 may seem far way away but engineers have planned an essential scheme for then which will help ensure people can keep warm in the future.

Dec 20 2016

Hinckley’s big-hearted Sue wins gold award

Big hearted Sue Uttley has been honoured for her volunteer maths work with Hinckley school children.

Dec 20 2016

National Grid on standby to keep homes in the North West safe this Christmas

Gas network company National Grid is urging people to stay safe this Christmas as staff gear up for 75,000 calls to its emergency hotline.

Dec 20 2016

National Grid on standby to keep West Midlands homes safe this Christmas

Gas network company National Grid is urging people to stay safe this Christmas as staff gear up for 75,000 calls to its emergency hotline.

Dec 16 2016

Gas staff put taste on the back burner in aid of charity

Warm-hearted National Grid staff in Hinckley and Leicester put taste on the back burner today (16 December) to give youngsters across the world a brighter future

Dec 16 2016

New year, new gas mains: Northampton set to benefit from vital upgrade

The New Year will see National Grid begin an essential project that will help ensure homes and businesses in Northampton keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies.

Dec 15 2016

End date moved: Essential gas mains repairs in Aylsham set to continue into early 2017

Work to repair gas mains at the junction of Burgh Road and Oakfield Road in Aylsham are now set to continue until the end of January 2017.

Dec 15 2016

In the pipeline: Essential gas mains replacement booked for Luton in January 2017

As winter sets in engineers are preparing to replace ageing gas mains in Luton to help ensure the local community can continue to keep warm in future winters.

Dec 14 2016

Works postponed: Southall gas pipeline repair to resume in January 2017

Essential repairs to a gas pipeline have been postponed until next year to avoid disruption during the busy Christmas and New Year period.

Dec 13 2016

Future-proofing Thetford: Project to safeguard local gas supplies

Engineers are preparing to embark on essential work to replace ageing gas mains in Thetford in early 2017.

Dec 13 2016

New year, new gas mains: Kings Lynn set for gas mains revamp in early 2017

The New Year will see new gas mains coming to Castle Rising Road, South Wooton, King’s Lynn.

Existing ageing metal gas mains which have served local residents for many years are...

Dec 12 2016

National Grid alerts University of East Anglia students to ‘silent killer’

National Grid is urging University of East Anglia students to protect themselves against a ‘silent killer’ stalking Britain – carbon monoxide gas.

Dec 09 2016

Keeping it flowing: Innovative traffic management for essential repairs on Victoria Embankment Cycle Superhighway

Nov 30 2016

Coming soon: Essential gas mains upgrade for Oulton Broad in early 2017

A major scheme to replace ageing gas mains in Oulton Broad is being planned for early 2017.

Nov 30 2016

Boost for low carbon future as National Grid scoops £11 million for ground-breaking test projects

Two ground-breaking pilot schemes that could transform the way Britain heats its homes and industry and usher in a low carbon energy future have secured £11 million in Ofgem funding.

Nov 30 2016

Ofgem awards National Grid and UK Power Networks NIC funding in a step towards a Distribution System Operator

National Grid and UK Power Networks have received £9.5m in funding from Ofgem for trialling a market solution that will better manage distributed generation in a step towards a Distribution...

Nov 30 2016

'Green gas' boost as National Grid secures £5 million for green gas study

A trail-blazing pilot scheme that aims to further open the door to lower carbon, ‘green’ gas has won £4.8 million of Ofgem funding.

Nov 25 2016

The Tunnel under the River Thames: Flagship project gears up at London landmarks

Engineers are starting work on National Grid Gas Distribution’s biggest civil engineering project - a 330m long tunnel under the River Thames.

Nov 24 2016

New frontier: National Grid at forefront of green gas revolution

National Grid Gas Distribution is helping to cross a bold new frontier in green gas development to provide a clean, affordable and sustainable source of energy.

Nov 17 2016

Essential work ahead: Repairs in North Hykeham to maintain safe and reliable gas supplies

Engineers poised to carry out essential gas mains repairs at the roundabout of Station Road and Whisby Road in North Hykeham.

Nov 09 2016

National Grid alerts Birmingham University students to the 'silent killer'

National Grid is urging Birmingham University students to protect themselves against a ‘silent killer’ stalking Britain – carbon monoxide gas.

Nov 04 2016

Revised schedule: Gas pipeline repairs in Southall extended

Essential repairs to a gas pipeline are now expected to continue until the spring after engineers found additional work that must be carried out to maintain safe and reliable gas supplies in the area.

Nov 03 2016

National Grid alerts Anglia Ruskin University students to ‘silent killer

National Grid is urging Anglia Ruskin University students to protect themselves against a ‘silent killer’ stalking Britain – carbon monoxide gas.

Oct 27 2016

Urgent gas mains revamp for St Helens

National Grid is advising residents and motorists of urgent work to replace a gas main in the Islands Brow area of St Helens.

Oct 21 2016

Gas pipe work set to benefit residents in Birkenhead

National Grid engineers are starting vital gas pipe work in Birkenhead tomorrow (Saturday 22 October). The essential work will ensure that residents in the area continue to enjoy safe and reliable...

Oct 20 2016

Winter warmer in the pipeline for Bramhall Lane South, Stockport

Saturday (22 October) will signal the start of a vital gas mains upgrade in Stockport’s Bramhall Lane South. The work will keep homes and businesses warm both this winter and for decades to...

Oct 04 2016

Warmth for Windsor: Work starts on essential gas mains project

Engineers have begun essential work to replace ageing gas mains in Alma Road.

Sep 28 2016

Canal Street, Nottingham: Lane closed as National Grid carries out essential gas mains repairs

National Grid gas engineers are currently carrying out essential repairs in Canal Street, Nottingham.

Sep 27 2016

Ensuring warmth in winter: Gas mains to be replaced in South Parade, Hounslow

Ageing gas mains will be replaced with tough new pipes in a project which to future-proof local gas mains.

Sep 23 2016

Vital gas mains upgrade for Luton’s Napier Road and Western Road junction

Monday (26 September) will signal the start of a vital gas mains upgrade near Luton town centre, that will keep gas flowing to homes and businesses for decades to come.

Sep 20 2016

Essential work extended: More time for essential power project in Wellington, Shropshire

National Grid Engineers have been given more time to complete essential work to replace old gas mains after they ran into a series of unexpected obstacles.

Sep 19 2016

Road closure lifted ahead of schedule: King’s Road, London

National Grid has lifted a road closure on King’s Road, between Stanley Bridge and Gunter Grove, two weeks ahead of schedule.

Sep 16 2016

Ahead of schedule: Essential work completed early on Blake Hall Road, Wanstead

National Grid has completed work to replace ageing gas mains in Blake Hall Road, Wanstead seven weeks earlier than planned.

Sep 13 2016

Gas mains revamp to start in Flitwick

Thursday (15 September) will see the start of a gas mains upgrade in the Flitwick area that will keep supplies flowing to local residents until the end of the century.

Sep 09 2016

Utilities and council team up to curb road works disruption in Burton-upon-Trent

National Grid is set to team up with Staffordshire County Council and South Staffordshire Water in Burton-upon-Trent this weekend in a bid to cut road works disruption for local people.

Sep 07 2016

Vital gas works in Sudbury due to be completed

Work to complete a gas mains upgrade in Waldingfield Road, Sudbury, is set to get underwaytomorrow, Thursday 8 September, and is expected to take four weeks.

Sep 07 2016

Ramblers diverted for gas works

National Grid is replacing a worn-out section of gas pipe running along the Old Railway Track footpath between Oakamoor and Alton. So that work can be carried out safely and in the shortest...

Aug 30 2016

Ahead of schedule: Phase two of project to future-proof Leigh-on-Sea’s gas mains begins

An essential scheme to replace ageing gas mains with tough new pipes is entering its second phases – two weeks ahead of schedule.

Aug 24 2016

Digging deep: Gas pipe in Southall booked for major repairs this autumn

Engineers are due to carry out major repairs to a gas pipe in Southall to help ensure safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating are maintained.

Aug 19 2016

Reminder for motorists in the Lincoln area to leave extra journey time

National Grid is reminding motorists in the Bracebridge Heath area of Lincoln to leave extra time for their journeys now that a major gas mains upgrade has reached its final stages.

Aug 18 2016

National Grid brews up gas mains revamp for Burton-upon-Trent

Monday (22 August) will see the start of a gas mains upgrade in Burton-upon-Trent that will keep supplies flowing to the town until the end of the century.

Aug 15 2016

Flitwick people urged to learn more about gas mains upgrade

National Grid is inviting residents and businesses in Flitwick to a public drop-in event next week to find out more about a gas mains upgrade in the town that will help secure supplies for decades...

Aug 08 2016

Gas mains work in Liverpool City Centre

National Grid will soon be replacing a worn-out section of gas pipe on the A57 Dale Street, Liverpool. So that work can be carried out safely and in the shortest possible time, National Grid will...

Jul 22 2016

Major gas mains upgrade set to benefit Harlow

National Grid is starting work on a major gas mains upgrade to help ensure that residents and businesses in Harlow continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies.

Jul 21 2016

Vital gas works under way to benefit Sudbury

Work is underway on a gas mains upgrade in Sudbury to keep gas flowing to homes and businesses until the end of the century.

Jul 21 2016

Essential gas mains replacement work in Bridge Street, Ramsbottom

Bridge Street in Ramsbottom is to be closed to traffic from Saturday for four to six weeks while National Grid engineer replace old plastic gas mains with modern plastic pipes.

Jul 21 2016

Essential gas works start in Hereford

National Grid is advising motorists in Hereford that work to replace a gas pipe on the A465, Belmont Road at the junction with Walnut Tree Avenue.

Jul 12 2016

Gas mains upgrade in the pipeline for the A15 Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln

Work is due to start in August on a major project to keep gas flowing to homes and businesses in Bracebridge Heath, near Lincoln, until the end of the century.

Jul 12 2016

National Grid island trek boosts kidney charities

Big-hearted National Grid staff who took on a marathon 24-hour trek around the Isle of Wight are set to clock up thousands of pounds for kidney patients in Doncaster and across the UK.

Jul 05 2016

National Grid volunteers pave the way for Markeaton Park visitors

Big-hearted National Grid volunteers will be rolling up their sleeves this week and enhancing Derby’s most visited park.

Jun 27 2016

Vital gas mains upgrade set to benefit Oundle

A major National Grid gas mains replacement project is due to start on Monday 4 July to help ensure that homes and businesses in Oundle continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies for the rest...

Jun 22 2016

Gas upgrade to benefit Norwich

Next Monday (27 June) will see the start of a vital gas mains upgrade in the centre of Norwich that will keep gas flowing to businesses and residents until the end of the century.

Jun 22 2016

Essential gas works start in Longton, Stoke

National Grid is starting work replacing a worn-out section of gas pipe on Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke. So that work can be carried out safely and in the shortest possible time, National Grid...

Jun 21 2016

New plastic gas pipes in store for Wigan

National Grid engineers start work on Monday 11 July on a 20 week project to replace just over 1km of medium pressure gas pipe in the Poolstock Lane area of Wigan.

Jun 21 2016

Gas network improved in Rochdale

National Grid engineers start work on Monday on a six week project to increase the capacity of the local network of gas pipes.

Jun 14 2016

Coming soon: Engineers prepare to start work in Blake Hall Road, Wanstead

National Grid is preparing to resume work to replace ageing gas mains in Blake Hall Road, Wanstead with tough new pipes.

Jun 14 2016

Hinckley staff set to 'dress down' to support good cause

National Grid staff are holding a special fund raising day to support The Brain Tumour Charity.

Jun 14 2016

Essential gas works start in Coventry

National Grid will soon be replacing a worn-out section of gas pipe on Daventry Road, Coventry. So that work can be carried out safely and in the shortest possible time, National Grid will need to...

Jun 12 2016

Gas mains upgrade set for Thorne

July will see the start of a three-week project in Thorne, near Doncaster, to keep gas flowing to businesses and residents for decades to come.

Jun 08 2016

Gas mains to be replaced in Leyland town centre

National Grid engineers are to replace over 600 metres of gas main in Leyland, with work starting on Monday 20th June and scheduled to take around 14 weeks to complete.

Jun 07 2016

Digging beneath the Thames: National Grid invites public to find out more about new gas mains project

National Grid is inviting the local community to get the lowdown on a new tunnelling project that will help ensure Londoners keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies.

Jun 06 2016

Gas mains to be replaced on Barrow's Hill, Northwich

National Grid engineers start work on Monday 6 June on a project to replace a kilometre of gas mains on Burrows Hill in Northwich between the industrial estate and Beech Road.

Jun 03 2016

Braintree gas pipe upgrade is postponed

A scheme to upgrade the gas mains in Braintree has been postponed until June due to engineering issues.

Jun 03 2016

Essential gas works start in Stoke

National Grid will soon be replacing a worn-out section of gas pipe at the junction of Waterloo Road and Cobridge Road, Stoke. So that work can be carried out safely and in the shortest possible...

Jun 02 2016

Diary date: Drop-in session for major gas mains project in Petersham

National Grid is inviting the local community to come and find out more about essential gas mains replacement work planned for Petersham this summer.

Apr 29 2016

Essential gas mains overhaul set for Barnsley

Wednesday (4 May) will see the start of a three-week engineering project in the Worsborough Bridge area of Barnsley to keep gas flowing to local homes until the end of the century

Apr 13 2016

National Grid ‘chips in’ for free lunch for elderly residents

Hertford’s Gosselin House is the ‘plaice’ to be this Thursday (14 April) as National Grid treats local elderly residents to a free fish and chip lunch.

Mar 24 2016

National Grid teams up with Sport Relief

National Grid employees in Hinckley and Leicester dusted down their sporting credentials for another herculean effort in aid of Sport Relief.

Mar 24 2016

National Grid raises record £3,000 for Sport Relief

A titanic soccer clash between National Grid gas engineers and customer services staff at Leicester’s Riverside Ground has help net a record sum for Sport Relief.

Mar 16 2016

National Grid teams up with Sport Relief

National Grid employees in Hinckley and Leicester dusted down their sporting credentials for another herculean effort in aid of Sport Relief.

Mar 14 2016

CNG Fuels and National Grid unveil first high-pressure grid connected CNG filling station

CNG Fuels, in partnership with National Grid, has unveiled a new state-of-the-art filling station in Leyland, Lancashire today, allowing vehicles to fill up on compressed natural gas (CNG...

Feb 11 2016

National Grid's Darren puts the boot into cancer

A Sheffield-based National Grid gas supervisor, who led more than 50 colleagues on two of Britain’s most gruelling charity fundraisers, has won special recognition for his efforts.

Jan 25 2016

National Grid gears up for 'Bike to Work Day'

Jam-busting employees at National Grid’s Hinckley offices took to their bikes last week to ‘pedal’ the green transport message.