Wales & West Utilities has postponed its planned work to upgrade the gas pipes in the Glastonbury Road area of Wells.

The final phase of work, which was due to take place between 28 May – 14 June, involved working near the ‘Strawberry Way’ roundabout and will now be planned at a later date. The postponement comes after the gas emergency and pipeline service took on board concerns from the local community over the traffic impact of the works, which coincided with the Bath & West Show.

Wales & West Utilities Simon Lee is managing this work and said:

Working with the local community, we have taken on board their concerns and these works will now take place at a later date.

While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Wells. 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.

This final phase of work, when planned, will be 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.

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.