On 6th September a new national phone number “105” was launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area. As one of our key stakeholders who work with members of the public who may be affected by power cuts, we wanted to share this information with you. This a nationwide service that may well be of benefit to them. Key points to note about this service are:•Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area. •105 is just one of the ways that customers can contact their electricity network operator. Customers can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too.•105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales.•Customers can call 105 no matter who they choose to buy electricity from.•Customers can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too.More information HERE
Could your family benefit from 30 hours of free childcare? All children aged 3 and 4 are eligible for 15 hours of free childcare, but working parents in Dorset may be eligible for up to 30 hours from April 2017, this is 5 months earlier than it is being rolled out nationally as Dorset is piloting the scheme. These parents will also be the first who can apply for Tax-Free Childcare for children up to the age of 12 years (17 if they have a disability.Each parent must earn a minimum of £115 and a maximum of £100,000 a year. Lone parents and the self-employed may also be eligible. For more details visitwww.dorsetforyou.com/30hoursor contact Dorset County Council’s Family Information Service on 01305 221066.
SWH-BBISA South West Highways & Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Services joint ventureSWH-BBIS Rockbeare HillRockbeare Nr ExeterDevon, EX5 2HB Tel01404 8238711th April 2017SWH/BBIS is the Managing Agent Contractor for Connect A30/A35 Limited, the concessionaire responsible for the operation and maintenance of the A30 and A35 between Exeter and Bere Regis.As part of the maintenance strategy for the A30/A35, it is necessary to carry out some carriageway repairs and surface treatment works on the A35 between Honiton and Bere Regis.The carriageway repairs will be carried out overnight, using road closures.The closures will be used to facilitate all the required repair and surface treatment works and will also be used to carry out as many routine maintenance activities (sign cleaning, road sweeping etc.) as possible. This will mean that the requirement for further traffic management along the A35 will be minimised for the remainder of the year.The locations and proposed dates and times of the closures are shown at the end of this letter.We have tried to minimise disruption to road users and residents by restricting our works to night time only. Where operations are carried out close to properties we will endeavour to undertake as much of any noisy activities before midnight. However work will continue through the night and some disruption may occur throughout the work period.When carrying out patching on East Road Bridport we request that vehicles are parked off road. This will be carried out on Thursday 20thApril and Friday 21st April.For all the road closures a fully signed traffic diversion route will be implemented during the closure periods.During the closure periods access will be maintained for residents living within theclosure. However, this may only be from one direction depending on the actual location ofthe works to be undertaken each shift, and may change where the closures are plannedfor consecutive nights.Please note that during the closure period, some travel delays should be expected We would suggest allowing extra time for your journey if an alternative or deferred travel arrangements cannot be made. During the closures there will be NO route through the works area for any vehicles with the exception of Emergency Service vehicles on emergency calls.Additional information regarding access details for residents and businesses affected by these works will be available on request from email@example.com.Please note that the works planned are weather susceptible and may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. We will endeavour to communicate any change in programme as soon as possible.A dedicated phone line has been installed for customers who may wish to call and enquire about the closure. This number is for enquires regarding the road closure and associated diversion only.We realise that these works may cause inconvenience to some local residents and roads users. We do however believe that the closures offer the most efficient and safest way to undertake these necessary works for residents along the route, the travelling public and our workers.We would however like to take this opportunity to apologise if any inconvenience is caused during these operations.Yours faithfullyFor and on behalf of SWHBBISjvPaul Mitchell Operations ManagerExtents of Closures:LocationStart dateEnd dateBridport to Dorchester18/04/17 20:0022/04/17 06:00Stinsford to Bere Regis24/04/17 20:0006/05/17 06:00Honiton to Axminster08/05/15 20:0013/05/17 06:00Bridport to Dorchester13/05/17 20:0026/05/17 06:00