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3,000 homes and businesses in Crawley lose power after cable fault

The issue was rectified just after 9am.

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UK Power Networks have apologised after a power cut saw around 3,000 of their customers lose power.

A fault on an underground cable at 7:04am saw homes and businesses across the town.

Engineers were called and worked quickly to safely restore power but as this was done in stages initially all customers except around 300 had this done within 30 minutes.

At 8:45am UKPN had reduied this number to just one final customer who was reconnected at 9:14am.

A spokesperson for Uk Power Networks said:

We appreciate how difficult it is to be without power and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

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Crawley Council Leader agrees to meet with opposition party to resolve towns leadership situation

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The leader of Crawley Borough Council, Peter Lamb, has agreed to meet with the towns opposition party, the Conservatives after an invite was extended in response the Mr Lambs call for a motion of no confidence.

In what has been a very tense time across the town politically for the past week, with two Councillors leaving the Labour party resulting in the party have a minority council, another step forward has been made for the council to come to an agreement of how it will continue for the rest of the year.

In a letter replying to Conservative Leader Duncan Crow, Peter Lamb says:

“We belong to different parties of very different beliefs, beliefs which in any ordinary circumstances would make joint-working impossible… However, current circumstances are far from ordinary…Recent events mean that no such majority exists.

We owe it to the town to resolve the current impasse. Consequently the Labour Group has asked that I take up your offer of talks to see what, if any, agreement can be reached.”

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