Gas board says thanks with donation

From left: Ian Burness and Andrew Rodda, from Northern Gas Networks, with Alnwick Christmas Lights committee members John Wright (treasurer), Jayne Hately (secretary) and Gordon Castle (chairman).
From left: Ian Burness and Andrew Rodda, from Northern Gas Networks, with Alnwick Christmas Lights committee members John Wright (treasurer), Jayne Hately (secretary) and Gordon Castle (chairman).

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is saying thank you to Alnwick with a special Christmas contribution.

NGN carried out essential gas mains replacement works in the town centre earlier this year. The ‘outstanding cooperation’ of local businesses and residents helped NGN engineers finish this project as quickly as possible.

To thank the Alnwick community for its support, NGN has contributed £500 to the Alnwick Christmas Lights Committee.

Customer care officer, Ian Burns, said: “At NGN, we fully appreciate the impact our works can have on customers, and would like to thank the local businesses and residents for their patience and understanding. We understand the town lost £1,000 of Christmas lights in 2015 following high winds in the market place, so as a small gesture of thanks we would like to contribute £500 towards this year’s display.”

Coun Gordon Castle, from the lights committee, said: “It was extremely pleasing that after a successful operation, Northern Gas Networks were able to complete their project well ahead of schedule. We very much appreciate the donation NGN has made to Alnwick and I’m sure it will be appreciated by the whole town.

“The Christmas Lights Committee is an independent group of volunteers and we rely entirely on public support so I’d like to express my gratitude for this donation. It’s the first time a utility company has contributed in this way and we’re certainly very happy to receive it.”