Cadent arranges for essential work by utilities to be delivered at same time in Clare

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Cadent has arranged  for connection work by four utilities to be delivered together to minimise disruption
  • Cadent’s work is due to last one day out of a five day projected road closure of the A1092 Cavendish Road in Clare
  • Local residents invited to a meeting in Clare Town Hall at 6pm on Tuesday 15 August
    Cadent is leading the way in ensuring connections work by utilities is delivered with as little disruption as possible.

    New properties in Clare need connecting to gas, electric, water and telephone services. The work will involve a closure of the A1092 Cavendish Road, near the junction of Church Street, and an unavoidable diversion route of 40 miles. Bus routes would also have to be diverted during the five day period.

    A date has been pencilled in for all the connections work to be carried out between Tuesday 29 August and Saturday 2 September. This time was selected as the roads are generally quieter in this period because it is still the school summer holidays.

    Local residents are invited to a meeting in Clare Town Hall at 6pm on Tuesday 15 August, where information will be available about the works by all of the utility companies and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
    Cadent was the first of the utilities to approach the council to agree a date for the work. The newly named gas distribution company has since led the way in arranging for the optimal date to be found for the work to be done, even though its work is expected to last only one day out of the five days the closure will be in place.

    Andrew Stone, Cadent operations manager, said: “As we applied to do our work first we’ve been leading the negotiations with the council to agree dates even though our work is expected to last just one day.”

    He added: “Unfortunately there’s no other way to do the work but to close the road which we realise will cause disruption.

    “We’ve worked closely with the council to find a date which will minimise the disruption caused by the closure and having all the utilities do their work over five days makes sense as it will get work out of the way in one fell swoop.”

    Under the planned programme Cadent’s work to connect new properties in the town to the gas distribution network would be carried out on day one. Work by British Telecom, Anglian Water and UK Power Networks to connect telephone, water and sewage and electricity services is expected to follow in sequence afterwards.

    For more information on tRIIO connection enquiry line 0800 151 2403 alternatively email

    For enquiries about UKPN connection work call 0800 029 4280 (select option 3) or

    For enquiries about Anglian Water’s work

    For enquires about the BT work



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