Evening Caz Hope the weather doesn't turn cold before your boilers fixed.
Becks , that happened to us. When we first moved here , we were plagued by power cuts, Every other weekend . odd times through the week and once the whole of Boxing Day. The excuse from the the powers that be that it was birds flying in to the power lines. The last straw was when we were cut off for 36HOURS !!! Hubbie and neighbour found the problem - it was the tranformer in the woods. A branch had fell on it so they got the direct phone number off it and rang Manchester who were aware of the problem but not aware of the problem with the transformer. At that point, I lost the plot. I informed our local paper and Energywatch. The paper ran a front page story and Energywatch interviewed everyone and then told me they had organised for me to have a radio interview and would I agree !! Must admit it was one of the most nerve wracking things I've ever done.
We were all given compensation as we had been without power for so long but had to claim on our insurance for the freezers as everything was ruined.
We were told there had been a long standing problem with the transformer and since then we haven't had any more problems but what a nightmare.
I really feel for those people who will be without power .