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Ilfracombe gas

Wales & West Utilities will start the New Year with an investment scheme to replace 100 metres of gas pipes in the Broad Street area of Ilfracombe so that homes and businesses in the area continue to receive a safe and reliable supply of gas for years to come.

The work, which will start on 10 January, will take place on Broad Street, Ropery Road and St James Place, and involve replacing old metal pipes with new, plastic ones. Taking approximately five weeks to complete, the new long-lasting plastic pipes will have a lifespan of more than 80 years and will make sure homes and businesses in the area continue to receive a safe and reliable supply of gas now and in the future. 

To minimise disruption to road users, the work will start at the junction of Ropery Road and Broad Street, and should take around one week to complete. Work will then move to the junction of St James Place and Broad Street from Sunday 17 January for one week. The remaining work will take place on Broad Street from 25 January for approximately three weeks.

Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller, Barry Sale, said:

“We have worked closely with North Devon District Council to plan this work to take place after the Christmas break to minimise disruption for local people and businesses, as well as those visiting the town.

“We would like to thank people in advance for their cooperation during this essential work.”

Once we start work, people can always approach the team on site with any questions or ring our customer services team on free phone 0800 912 2999 or 02921 678 455. Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or Facebook.com/WWUtilities. 

This scheme is part of the company’s multi-million-pound 30-year gas pipe replacement programme, across the south west of England and Wales, which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes with a lifespan of more than 80 years. 

Wales & West Utilities provides the gas emergency service across the south west of England and Wales. If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night.