Wales & West Utilities will shortly be starting work to upgrade the gas pipes in Clifton and is inviting members of the local community to hear more about the plans.

The £600,000 investment work, which starts in the St. John’s Road area on 15 July, is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses. Barring any engineering difficulties, it is due to finish in Spring 2025.

Members of the local community are invited to the drop-in session which will take place between 12.30pm – 6.30pm on Tuesday 9 July at All Saints Church, Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol. BS8 3ED.  Here they’ll be able to view plans and direct any questions to members of the project team.

Wales & West Utilities has liaised with Bristol City Council to plan the work and traffic management will be required throughout.

The first phase of work will involve upgrading gas pipes in Whatley Road, Alma Road, Leigh Road, Buckingham Vale and Saint Johns Road. A second phase of work is planned for November and will involve working in College Road, Lansdown Road, Lansdown Place, Clifton Road and Queens Road.

Wales & West Utilities Simon Lee is managing this gas pipe upgrade work. He said:

We’d like to see members of the local community at our drop-in event so that we can share plans of the work.

While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across the wider Bristol area. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it.

We know that working in areas like this is not ideal, but it really is essential to make sure we keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area, and to make sure the gas network is fit for the future. We’ll have a team of gas engineers on site throughout the project to make sure our work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum.

This work is essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.

Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999.

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Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If you smell gas, or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, call us on 0800 111 999 straight away, and our engineers will be there to help any time of day or night.