Planned power shutdown for tree felling works at Pleasington Cemetery

Published Wednesday 7 February 2024 at 14:25

Work is due to take place in Pleasington this month causing the electricity supply in the area to be disconnected on Saturday, 17th February.

Arborists from Electricity North West will carry out the essential works to reduce the risk of electrical hazards and fires as branches grow touching the power lines.

Workers will be felling trees in Pleasington Cemetery so that a safe power connection can then continue to be supplied to the Prayer Shelter and the Crematorium.

Plans for a full power shutdown will go ahead from 8am throughout the nature reserve and into Pleasington Village on the 17th February.

ENW will also kindly provide a replacement tree for the mature Beech Tree that needs removing on the main Drive as part of the planned works.

Eddie Maxwell, Assistant Manager in the Environmental and Operations Department at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, said:

This is a planned power cut and hopefully it will not cause too much disruption. It is a priority to remove the overgrown trees so that the area is safe, and services will be able to continue within the area.

Access to and from Pleasington Cemetery will be as normal, although traffic lights will be set up on the main drive on the bend to allow Electricity North West’s vehicles and equipment to park up next to the works on a temporary basis.

For further information visit Electricity North West’s website.

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