National Grid, together with J Murphy and Sons, has recently completed the installation of new 132,000 volt underground cables between the west end of Nailsea and Portishead substation. Installation through the streets of Nailsea was completed in March and the final rural sections in April.
We appreciate that the cable installation work caused disruption to local communities. As a thank you to local people, the team organised a collection of food and toiletries for two foodbanks run by Nailsea Community Group and Southfield Church.
National Grid Project Engineer Bruce Lockyer said: “The entire community is due our thanks for working with us during what has been a busy year for our construction in the local area.
“Despite the disruption caused, local people have been willing to work with us to ensure that we could complete this necessary work. We wanted to thank everyone for their patience and understanding, and to give back to the community through donations to two local foodbanks, supporting those most in need in the communities.”
An additional £250 was raised by Bethan Coleman of National Grid and Alan Dixon of J Murphy and Sons, which was used to fund a ‘Big Lent Shop’ to support the chosen foodbanks. J Murphy & Sons has also donated a further £350, which was raised through an internal safety initiative.