I have received this email from Scotia Gas Networks (SGN):
“Following my call to your office earlier today, here’s some more information on the gas supply incident we are managing in the Burghfield Common area.
We were called to James Lane, Burghfield (RG30) yesterday evening after our gas main was damaged by a third-party contractor.
Our engineers have been working throughout the night to establish the extent of the damage and make the situation safe. Work continues to repair the damage and ensure gas supplies remain on for the local residents.
We are bringing in specialist equipment to carry out this particularly complex repair today. It is difficult to estimate exactly how long it will take to complete the repair at this point.
To assist us with our on-going work we have sent a letter to local residents to ask that they reduce gas usage wherever possible from 4pm this afternoon through to 10pm. We appreciate the difficulties this may present at this time of year.
Portable electric appliances for heating and cooking are available for customers who are elderly, disabled, chronically sick or other special needs. These can be obtained from our Emergency Centre or by calling 0800 912 1717 or contacting our staff on site.
Our Emergency Centre at Burghfield Community Sports Association, James Lane will be open until 10pm tonight and our staff will be happy to assist with any questions.
We will keep you informed of progress and updates will be available on our website www.sgn.co.uk.
If anyone is experiencing low gas pressure, a loss of gas or have any concerns about gas safety, please ask them to call the National Gas Emergency Number on 0800 111 999.”