Fakenham faces power cut today

Oxborough Lane, in Fakenham, where the power is gbeing turned off for 90 minutes on Thursday morning

Oxborough Lane, in Fakenham, where the power is gbeing turned off for 90 minutes on Thursday morning. - Credit: Archant

UK Power Networks engineers say they need to turn off the electricity supply to part of the town around Oxborough Lane on Thursday morning.

Seven customers will be affected by the outage, as workers cut a number of trees. No roads will be closed.

Premises affected include Aldiss, which says it will have to delay opening until 11am, whern the work is expected to be completed.

'With limited light, no power to tills, computers and catering equipment, we have had no alternative to delay the Fakenham store opening on Thursday,' said company secretary Tim Summers.

'We have tried to inform as many of our potential customers as possible with notices in store, on doors, on social media and our website.

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'Our Norwich store, distribution centre and aldiss.com will be open as normal, however as we share a phone and computer network between the different parts of our business there will be some knock on effects.

'Staff will be on hand in store and outside to assist on the day, and to get things back to normal as soon as the power supply is resumed.'

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A spokeswoman for UK Power Networks said: 'As part of our ongoing efforts to keep branches away from power lines and avoid power cuts, we invest £12.6m in tree trimming across East Anglia and this includes work in Fakenham on Thursday.

'I can confirm that the shutdown will affect seven customers mainly in the Oxborough Lane area of Fakenham. There are no road closures planned while this work takes place and we are looking at a time period of less than three hours. All customers have been informed of this work.'

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