Ever wondered how gas gets to your home? Or how the money you pay on your gas bill is spent? Now’s the chance to find out at a fun gas roadshow at The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF on Wednesday (July 31).
- Free gas fun roadshow at The Forum, Norwich, on Wednesday 31 July
- Residents invited to have their say – and the chance to win £500 in Amazon vouchers
- Games and prizes for kids and grown-ups of all ages
Local gas network Cadent is urging residents to drop in – and bring the kids – for some free, fun educational activities that will keep the youngsters entertained and the grown-ups informed about how gas gets to their door. The event will give residents the chance to have their say over the sorts of services Cadent should offer and how much people should pay for them.
This summer Cadent, Britain’s biggest gas distribution network has been touring the country, stopping off at locations around its footprint.
On Wednesday (31 July) the roadshow will make its final port of call at The Forum in Norwich, where it will be parked up between 10am and 5pm.
On an average gas bill, customers pay Cadent around 33p a day to run, maintain and renew the gas pipes under the streets, as well as providing a range of other vital services.
The roadshow is a fun way of explaining what we do now and getting people’s views on our plans for the next five years. We’ve drafted some proposals but before anything is set in stone we’d like people’s opinions on the services we provide, how we do things and where we invest the money we receive from bill-payers.
If you can’t come along on Wednesday, you can still have your say by filling in our online survey - https://cadentgas.com/about-us/responsibility/have-your-say
- with the chance to win £500 in Amazon vouchers.
The event will include gas-themed games and prizes for all ages, including connect-the-pipe, gas pipe hoopla and spin-to-win. Console game fans will be able to try their hands at digital underground tunnelling and experience the world of Cadent’s gas engineers through a virtual reality headset.
Meanwhile younger ones can have a go at remote-controlled car racing and dress up in hard hats and Hi-Viz jackets. And while the kids play, mum and dad (and grandma and grandad) can have their say on issues such as:
how Cadent could best minimize disruption from roadworks what sort of services they would like to see the company provide how much they’d like to pay on their gas bills how they think the company could best tackle climate change and protect the environment how Cadent should help gas customers most in need
Cadent in East Anglia
Cadent is the UK’s biggest gas distribution network. The network includes both East Anglia, and the East Midlands. A vast and varied patch the network supplies over four million customers in an area covering nearly fifteen thousand square miles which includes industrial towns and cities, seaside towns and national parks.
- During 2019-2020, Cadent is investing £200 million maintaining and upgrading the gas network in the East Midlands and East Anglia.
- The cost of running the gas network has fallen by 17% since 1990 on gas bills. Cadent’s element of people’s gas bills is due to fall by a further 11% by 2021.
- On an average gas bill £120 – about 33p a day – goes on the cost of running, maintaining and renewing the nation’s underground gas pipe network.
- Cadent also runs a gas emergency service, responding to calls about gas leaks and carbon monoxide leaks and provides extra services for customers in vulnerable situations such as elderly people and those with disabilities.
- The company is also investing in trials of carbon-free hydrogen which could transform the way people heat their homes.