New National ‘105’ Phone Number Service for Power

On 6th September a new national phone number “105” will be launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area.  See the leaflet here.

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. They 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.

A consumer awareness campaign will run from September through to next spring and will include PR, media advertising, social media and coordinated messaging through partner channels.

Vulnerable customers who would like to sign up to our Priority Services Register can still call 0800 169 9970, email or apply online

Peter Kocen – Public Affairs Manager

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“Coffee Break”

cropped-Eastry_Logo_on_White.jpgCoffee Break” is held free of charge each Friday morning from 9:30am until 12:00 noon in the Village Hall, High Street, and is an ideal opportunity to meet other Parishioners and members of the Parish Council to discuss local issues; or simply to meet over a coffee (or tea) and a biscuit or home-made cake! Children are always welcome, with an accompanying parent, and the Parish Council hope that as many as possible will attend – particularly those who are new to the village.

Dover District Council announce Community Grants Scheme 2016-17

The DDC Community Grants Scheme is now open for new applications.   Community Groups can apply for grants of between £500-£1000 for projects that benefit the community.  Visit the website now to find out more about how the scheme works, what groups can apply for and how they can apply.  Closing date for applications is Friday 26 August 2016.