Emergency help in the severe weather

Luton Council have posted useful information during the severe weather.

They say on the website”

Highways and Parks teams on standby, for Luton:

Potential power outages

Today’s bin collections in Luton

Our crews finished their rounds at 9.30am today in order to ensure the safety of crews and residents. If you had your bins emptied, please bring them back in as soon as possible. If your bin wasn’t collected, please take it in and present again first thing tomorrow morning, as our crew will be out again tomorrow.

Our street cleansing teams will be out this weekend clearing any debris caused by the storm.

Closures, postponements and cancellations

  • Lewsey Community Centre is closed for the day.
  • Our tidy tips will be closed today to ensure the safety of crews and residents.
  • The library consultation drop in session, due to take place today at Lewsey library, has been postponed. Updates to follow.
  • The Luton Rising in-person airport expansion consultation event in Stevenage today has been postponed.
  • The COVID-19 test centre in the Mall will not be open due to low staff numbers.

However, The Kiosk in the Mall will be open all day as usual from 10am to 6pm for people to collect self-test kits. Please only travel to collect testing kits if there is an urgent need.

Rough sleeper concerns

You can get help from these organisations in an emergency:  Our outreach teams and partners have been in contact with all individuals known to be rough sleeping and they’ve been accommodated. However, if you have concerns about someone who says they’re going to sleep rough, please contact Streetlink on 0300 500 0914 and the team will respond immediately.”

Useful emergency numbers

Provided on the Central Bedfordshire Council website:

Power cuts

Get regular updates and information about individual power cuts on the UK Power Networks website.

Anyone experiencing a power cut should:

  • Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut and type in their postcode to view a live power cut map, with details of individual power cuts
  • Call 105 free of charge to speak to Power Network’s customer service team, report a power cut or damage to the electricity network
  • Tweet @UKPowerNetworks to report a power cut or to receive updates

Stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 free from either a landline or a mobile phone. If you see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public, call 999.

Gas leaks

To report a gas or carbon monoxide emergency, or if a pipeline is struck (even if no gas leak has occurred) call 0800 111 999 – 24 hours a day.

Reporting highways problems

If you see an emergency on the highways, such as a fallen tree, please call our 24-hour emergency team on 0300 300 8049. Use Fix My Street to report non-emergencies.

Contacting Health and Social Care in an emergency

If your enquiry is urgent please call us on 0300 300 8303 (Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 5:30pm and Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm). Outside of these hours, please call the Emergency Duty Team on 0300 300 8123.”

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