Grantors living close to a major electricity upgrade got the chance to question members of the National Grid team carrying out the work.
The team working on the overhead line project at Indian Queens – Landulph were at the Liskeard Agricultural Show to give more information about the work and gather feedback.
A stand was set up to raise awareness and understanding amongst the public about the purpose of the transmission lines’ refurb and to explain investment being made in their community and steps being taken to reduce the impact of the work on the area.
More than 100 grantors visited the stall, where local MP Sheryll Murray, whose South East Cornwall constituency includes 36km of the lines was also on hand to answer any questions.
The stand also featured a ‘now and then’ video comparing historical and modern pylon refurbishments, hands-on pylon parts, displays outlining the works and an interactive obstacle course with remote controlled orbs giving an overview of the Land & Business Support team’s responsibilities.
“The Show gave us a great opportunity to… explain the works in detail and hear feedback directly from the local communities”
A ‘community board’ outlined other community projects National Grid have being undertaking whilst working in the area, drawing comments from a local councillor who thanked National Grid for engaging with the community.
Project engineer Simon Chandler said: “The Show gave us a great opportunity to meet members of the public, explain the works in detail and hear feedback directly from the local communities.
“Not only did we get to engage with the public, but we were also able to demonstrate our commitment to being a good neighbour through the work we’ve been doing in the community, such as our School Power events and the successful BETL grant in Quethiock.”
The Indian Queens to Landulph refurbishment project is due to complete in November.
Photography by Peter Walker – see more of his shots at the Liskeard Show website