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11/05/15: Power depot move gets under way

Work to move storage containers to the electricity grid site on Cotswold Crescent in Ormsgill, Barrow will get under way next week. Electricity North West

The plans, which have been approved by Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council, include the construction of a small office and four storage containers to store materials for use on the electricity network in the area.

The power network operator has engaged directly with local residents regarding the work through letters and drop-in sessions at the adjacent Griffin community centre.

Electricity North West’s operations director for Cumbria, Martin Deehan, said: “Our engineers look after the power network throughout Cumbria, so it’s important we have local depots where we can pick up supplies to help us respond quickly to any issues. Making use of this existing site means that we will be able to respond more quickly to any local power cuts in and around Barrow, which is good news for the local area.”

Work will commence next week and residents are invited to meet representatives from Electricity North West at a drop-in session on 28th May, Cotswold Community Centre, 2pm-4pm.

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