Pupils from Llandybie Primary School received a helping hand with their studies as a thank you from Wales & West Utilities’ workers for being patient while emergency repair work was completed near the school.

The company, which has been working to repair a leak on the gas pipe outside the school over the past few weeks, said thank you to all 230 pupils at the school by presenting each with a stationery set to help them with their school work.

First Line Manager Brian Parry, from Wales & West Utilities, explains: 

We have been working very closely to the school and have very much become part of the school community over the past few weeks. We have built up a good rapport with pupils, parents and staff and, in particular, the pupils have been keen to ask questions about our work and what it involves.

“We have now completed repairing the gas pipe and have installed a new gas service pipe to the school to increase the security of the gas supply for years to come.

“We wanted to say thank you to all the pupils for taking an interest in our work and their patience while we carried out this vital work. Thanks to a partnership with our stationery partner, SET, we have been able to give every child in the school a pack containing pens, colouring pencils, a rubber and sharpener – which we hope they’ll all find very useful.”

Lee James, Headteacher at Llandybie Primary School said:

 “While work outside the school can be disruptive, we do realise that it was entirely necessary and we are happy with the way it was carried out. Donating a gift set to every pupil at our school is a fantastic gesture and speaking on behalf of everyone, I’d like to say thank you to Wales & West Utilities.”

 Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across Wales and the south west of England. 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. 

The company also has a multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme 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, to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.