Message from UK Power Networks

You may have seen that bad weather is on the way and we are likely to see high winds in parts of the East of England tomorrow (Thursday 23rd February).

Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can damage overhead power lines resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply.  Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible, and we have organised for additional staff in our contact centre and more engineers on the ground to be available to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather.

You will be able to find regular updates on our website and social media @ukpowernetworks throughout this period.

Anyone experiencing a power cut should:

  • Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network
  • Visit for the latest update
  • Visit and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map
  • Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cut or to receive updates

UK Power Networks has a Priority Service Register for customers who may be more vulnerable and require extra assistance in a power cut.  You can find out more information on our website:

We advise people to stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 - free to call from a landline or a mobile phone.  If they see electricty lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.

Preparing for a power cut

Below is some additional advice on how you can prepare for a power cut:

  • Keep our freephone number handy
  • See the website for some useful videos offering you advice during a power cut
  • Keep spare batteries for radios and torches - local radio stations often broadcast helpful information
  • Keep an old-fashioned corded phone which you can plug in, as cordless phones won't work in the event of a power cut
  • Take care if using candles, tea-lights and other naked flames
  • Keep fridges and freezers closed
  • Remember the streetlights may also be off so take care if you go out
  • Look out for elderly neighbours and other vulnerable people; please consider taking them round a flask of hot water or hot food.
15:00, 22 Feb 2017 by Hazel Trustam

Consultation opens:  5th January 2017

Consultation closes:  midday on Thursday, 2nd February 2017

Central Bedfordshire Council is consulting on proposals to expand the number of places available at the Forest End campus of Church End Foundation Lower School, Marston Moreteyne, from 30 places to 60 places within each year group.

A final decision will be made in April, and if agreed, the extra places will be introduced on a phased basis with the first in Reception in September 2018.

To enable you to hear about the proposed expansion, there will be a drop in session which will be open to all interested parties.  This will be held on Wednesday, 18th January between 3.30pm and 6pm at:

The Forest End Campus, Marston Moreteyne, Bedfordshire, MK43 0DD.

For further information on the consultation or to complete a questionnaire please go to:


12:27, 12 Jan 2017 by Hazel Trustam

Thursday 1st December 2016

2.30pm to 7.30pm 

Marston Moreteyne Village Hall

We need your help, please come along and give us your views.

Central Bedfordshire Council is currently developing a Local Plan.  This will provide a vision and a template for how our area will develop up to 2035.  It will identify where growth will take place, the homes and jobs and supporting infrastructure we need.  It will also consider how we balance the need for growth with protecting our environment, providing good transport, leisure and recreational facilities.

As part of the local planning process, Central Beds are working with Town & Parish Councils and residents to produce Community Plans.  These will help to build up a picture on how people in their local area live, work and travel.  It will identify what residents believe are the local issues, pressures and opportunities where they live and what facilities, services and infrastructure they need.

For this to be a success, Central Beds needs a really good response from residents. The Community Planning event covering Marston Moreteyne, Cranfield, Lidlington, Millbrook, Brogborough and Ridgmont will be held on Thursday 1st December, between 2.30pm and 7.30pm at Marston Moretyene Village Hall.  Please go along and give your views.  


10:16, 22 Nov 2016 by Hazel Trustam


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