Gas officials praised

OFFICIALS who organised the emergency response to a cut in a market town's gas supply have been praised as “incredibly efficient”.Occupants of nearly 1,000 homes at Framlingham, together with schools and businesses, were left without mains gas for space heating and cooking following an equipment failure late last Monday.

OFFICIALS who organised the emergency response to a cut in a market town's gas supply have been praised as “incredibly efficient”.

Occupants of nearly 1,000 homes at Framlingham, together with schools and businesses, were left without mains gas for space heating and cooking following an equipment failure late last Monday.

National Grid set up an emergency centre in the primary school where more than 600 electric fan heaters and 300 hot plates were handed out to those in need.

Stephanie Bennell, town council chairman, said: “Everyone seems to think that National Grid were incredibly efficient and went to a lot of trouble to seek out those most vulnerable.”