ReachActive donate to the Euston, Trussel Trust Foodbank

After donating 93kg of food and supplies to the Hertford foodbank, it was the ReachActive London staff who next donated, this time to the Euston foodbank.

The Trussel Trust runs over 400 food-banks, offering emergency food and support to people in crisis across the UK.

Another good effort from the team, well done to those that contributed! Next up, our team in Ireland get involved.

More updates to follow.

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ReachActive crews have mobilised to support SSE in Scotland for Storm Caroline

Upon receiving the news that storm Caroline was approaching Scotland, ReachActive crews began making their way over to support SSE.

Storm Caroline arrived on Thursday 7th and there is set to be gusts of up to 80mph. The Met Office have issued a yellow warning with more snowfall and heavy wind expected. There are already 500 homes without power and temperatures have dropped into freezing.

Well done to all ReachActive staff for their quick response to the storm.

More updates to follow as work progresses.

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Award of New Contract – BAFTA, London Piccadilly

ReachActive have won the multi utility diversions and new basement substation design and build contract for BAFTA in Piccadilly London.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is a world leading independent arts charity. Every year it holds an iconic ceremony to recognise the hard work of actors and performers in television and arts.

Find out more about BAFTA here.

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Award of New Contract – Crossrail Multi Utility Diversions at Bond Street, West End, London

ReachActive has won the design and build utility services diversion works contract for Crossrail at the new Bond Street Station in London working with the Costain Skanska Joint Venture (CS? JV).

Crossrail stated that “The Elizabeth line Bond Street station will help improve accessibility and increase capacity at one of the busiest shopping districts in the UK to accommodate over 225,000 people using the Jubilee, Central and Elizabeth lines daily”. Find out more about the Bond Street station project on the Crossrail website.

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ReachActive staff continue power restoration works as Storm Brian hits in Ireland and UK

RA and ERA staff have been working tirelessly in Ireland to restore power back to the remaining 79,000 homes without electricity due to storm Ophelia.

Work continues as storm Brian hit the UK and Ireland this weekend.

People are urged to remain vigilant due to the high wind speeds throughout the UK and Ireland.

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UPDATE: Storm Ophelia restoration works continue

RA UK and ERA continue their work on the field to try and restore power to the remaining 61,000 homes without electricity. The pictured map illustrates the locations of some of the crews in Ireland.

Weather conditions are expected to worsen over the next two days so everyone is being urged to regularly check weather updates and remain vigilant.

Significant progress has been made so far so a big well done to all RA staff and remember, stay safe!

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UPDATE: RA UK crews join Irish crews to help with Storm Ophelia power restoration works

RA UK crews joined our Irish crews yesterday and are now focused on repairs in Inniscarra, Berrings and Bandon.

There are still 79,000 properties without power. Below is a map of ERA crews in different locations out on storm damage repairs. There are 55 staff members out in total.

Best wishes to the ERA and RA UK teams out on the field working hard to repair damage.

Remember to stay safe at all times!

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UPDATE: Crews back in safe after restoration works following damage caused by storm Ophelia

Storm Ophelia Update: All crews are back in safe. Ennis crew is moving to Thurles tomorrow morning for the next couple of days and then most likely on to Cork. HV crew patrolling today and waiting on an outage for works tomorrow.

Our UK crews are being inducted this morning.

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ReachActive respond to storm Ophelia

Storm Ophelia has left 360,000+ homes without electricity and power. ReachActive have mobilised their HV teams to Cork, one of the worst affected areas and their LV/MV teams to Ennis. Our patrollers have been out since yesterday, working hard, safely identifying damaged networks and reporting back to ESB.

Storm precautionary advice:

ESB have issued a statement reminding everyone that if you come across fallen wires or damaged electricity networks, never, ever touch or approach these as they are LIVE and extremely dangerous. Please report any damage to electricity infrastructure by calling 1850 372 999.

Thanks to all of the ERA teams working through these challenging conditions.

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