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Good turn means a brighter future for Norfolk scout group

A power company has helped to shine a light for a Norfolk scout group which had been left in the dark.

From Press releases - 23 May 2014 12:00 AM

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A power company has helped to shine a light for a Norfolk scout group which had been left in the dark.

The 18th Norwich (1st Hellesdon) scout group is based at the end of an unlit track, and after a winter spent negotiating the road in the dark, they decided to take action.

They contacted electricity distributor, UK Power Networks, to see if they could buy an old electricity pole to attach an outside light to.

The company  went the extra mile for the scouts and not only supplied a new pole free of charge but also a cherry picker and three staff to ensure it was safely put in place.

Group adviser Graham Wrenn, whose son Andrew is scout leader, said: “This will make a tremendous difference during the winter months as it has been quite daunting for people coming on foot or by bicycle.

“We approached UK Power Networks to see if they had a pole and were really surprised when we got one free of charge.

“The people who came out to put up the pole were really friendly and even went one step further and attached the light and cable to it.

UK Power Networks owns and maintains the vast network of overhead lines, underground cables and substations that deliver power to the doors of eight million homes and businesses across East Anglia, London and the South East.

Field staff supervisor James Blackett helped to install the pole. He said: “We’re always willing to help out in the community where we can. It’s good to know it will be such a help to the scouts.”