Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN)

Windlesham residents and businesses are invited to meet SSEN’s team behind multi-million pound network upgrade

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is to hold the next in a series of public engagement events in relation to its multi-million pound project to upgrade the electricity network between Ascot and Chobham.

Residents and business owners are invited to their community engagement events on Friday 29 March and Tuesday 2 April, to find out more about the £7.4 million programme of works which spans a 14km long section of SSEN’s Thames Valley electricity infrastructure.

All are welcome to attend the events, where SSEN’s project team will be on hand to discuss the project, address any issues that residents or business owners may have and explain the benefits of the project for the local community.

SSEN’s Project Manager, Anthony Horne said: “This programme of works, which started last month, will run until March 2020 and we want to make sure that everyone who lives and works in the area is aware of any sections of the project that might have an impact on them.

“Our aim is always to minimise disruption, while maximising the safety of our colleagues and our customers who may be in the vicinity of this project; these engagement events give us to the opportunity to meet the local community to talk through the works in detail and enable those attending to raise any questions they may have.”

The £7.4 million pound investment in the electricity network is set to help future-proof the network from Chobham to Ascot, will support a more robust power supply for the area, through the undergrounding of sections of cable and the refurbishment of the primary substation at the site of the Military Vehicles and Engineering Establishment, will also allow for future commercial and residential connections. The substation element of the project alone will provide power to 10,000 customers, with the overall programme of works keeping the infrastructure secure for decades to come.
If you would like to find out more about SSEN’s investment in Ascot’s electricity network and the benefits it will bring, please come along to one of our upcoming events:

• All Souls Church Hall, All Souls Road, Ascot SL5 9EB between 12:00 and 19:00 on Friday 29 March
• St Johns Church, Church Road, Windlesham, GU20 6BL between 12:00 and 19:00 on Tuesday 2 April

Letter drops will be carried out to homes and businesses to update them on the phases of the project as it reaches their immediate area and, as some of the areas of the upgrade may lead to minor traffic management systems being used temporarily, details of which will be posted on www.roadworks.org.