Comments: 10th night without power or practical support

Blah, Blah, Blah and Bluster.
I've seen whispers of "Tuesday afternoon", but probably over-promising cos Kwasi Kwarteng was in County Durham earlier.

Posted by Darren Rigby on 5 December, 2021 at 6:33 PM

Have you tried contacting the media? Publicity may put pressure on those in control.

Posted by Scoakat on 5 December, 2021 at 8:12 PM

Reading updates on social media earlier today. It’s a shambles all round.

Posted by delcatto on 5 December, 2021 at 8:15 PM

I trust the government promise of £140 per day compensation from the power companies will materialise. Though I'm sure you'd prefer electricity.

Posted by Z on 5 December, 2021 at 9:33 PM

Z - yes, and everything you claim has to be fully receipted. Even if we do eventually get the full amount, it will not even cover our actual costs incurred. And the use of things we already had that we wouldn't otherwise have had to use.

Scoakat - I have been threatening this, but, being a private person, I would never actually do it. We moved up here to step back and be invisible. Such media circus attention wouldn't go down well with the locals either, and it would never be forgotten.

Posted by Blue Witch on 6 December, 2021 at 6:15 AM

FWIW, the one time we had a qualifying power cut we did get the money. Not everyone in the village did but I think everyone who had contacted the power company did.

Also I think there was someone from your area on "You and your paranoia" on Radio 4 today Witchy?

Hope things back to normal for you soon.

Posted by NiC on 6 December, 2021 at 9:58 PM