Brimmington Festival

Power in the park

Substation team boost for show

Volunteers from a substation undergoing a major upgrade have thrown their weight behind a popular community festival

The annual event’s tea, coffee and music were all brought to festival-goers courtesy of the National Grid team from New Cross substation, who stepped in to help.

The volunteers were on hand at Brimmington Mid-Summer Festival in south east London to join in the fun and sponsor the generator which helped the party go with a swing.

The generator powered the public address system used by a school dance team, singers and musicians at the Southwark event.

Brimmington festival
Finding out about power

Pearly King George Major and his ‘Del Boy’ style van also dropped in at the National Grid stand, which hosted children’s activities as well as information on safety awareness and the work of the substation.

National Grid at Brimmington festival
The Pearly King and Mayor at the National Grid stand

Graeme Whittle, a National Grid project engineer at the substation, said: “It was great fun to volunteer at such a fantastic community event and we were delighted to support the festival again this year. Despite of the grey skies and occasional rain, it was excellent to see so many families from the local community enjoying their day.”

Brimmington festival
And they call it puppy love

National Grid is currently carrying out work to upgrade the substation which will ensure it keeps on helping to deliver safe and reliable energy supplies to Londoners in the future.

For more information on National Grid’s community volunteering activities visit the National Grid volunteering page