Strood Green Shop Power Cut

The community shop at Strood Green had a challenging day today (7th March), when contractors preparing the footings for the shop extension cut through an underground cable. The shop opened as usual at 7:00 a.m. but by 9:00 a.m. they were plunged into darkness.

Manager Jane Holmes said "it was business as usual until 3:00 p.m. but in the end the shop closed early as it was too dark and cold to carry on."

UK Power Networks eventually restored power at 9:30 p.m. thankfully all frozen and chilled stock was saved thanks to the efforts of the staff.

Once completed the extension to the shop will provide a bigger café and improve the kitchen and office space.