Essential electricity works due to start on Aldershot Road, Church Crookham – 27 December 2019

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is required to begin essential work on the underground electricity cable network located in Aldershot Road, Church Crookham on Friday 27 December. 

These works, which are expected to take around three weeks to complete, will not affect power supplies to the homes and businesses nearby.

As this essential repair requires underground cables to be accessed, the road will need to be closed to ensure the safety of road users, pedestrians and SSEN engineers. In agreement with the local authority and Highways England, a signed diversion route will be in place for all road vehicles while access to businesses, residential homes and pedestrians will be maintained.

SSEN would like to assure its Church Crookham customers that it is working to complete these repairs as quickly as possible and would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by these excavations.

Nearby residents and business owners have been notified of the works and the agreed traffic management system by letter drop, and are assured that these emergency repairs will NOT affect their power supplies. 

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks would like to take this opportunity to remind all of its customers of the additional services they can receive to help them deal with issues such as adverse weather and power cuts.

SSEN’s Priority Services Register provides free additional support for customers who may become vulnerable during a power cut. Customers can qualify for SSEN's Priority Services Register if they: 

  • Are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Have a disability
  • Live with children under five
  • Are blind or partially sighted
  • Have a chronic illness
  • Use medical equipment/aids reliant on electricity
  • Are over 60

By registering for SSEN’s PSR, customers will be proactively contacted to warn them of potential bad weather to help them prepare and to offer extra support where required. SSEN’s teams will also keep in close and regular contact with its PSR customers during network outages to check they are getting the help they need. 

To find out more about the PSR, click here, or call 0800 294 3259. For more information on all the support available from SSEN, and for helpful advice on preparing for and dealing with a power cut, please visit ssen.co.uk/ready-together.  

If you have any questions about this work, please contact SSEN's Project Manager, Simon King by email: simon.king@sse.com