Power Boss: We’re Sorry

Work has continued well into the night

Southern Electricity has apologised to Eastleigh’s traders for their power cuts, which have cost local businesses thousands, and have appointed their top operations head to oversee fault-finding.

In a letter to Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne, who took up the complaint on behalf of shop-keepers in the town centre, Chief Executive Ian Marchant says:

“Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused to you and your constituents from the recent supply interruptions affecting Eastleigh Town Centre.”

He says that he has asked his head of operations Stuart Hogarth to oversee the next stage of the fault finding process.

Chris Huhne said: “I’m glad that Southern Electricity are at last acting quickly to remedy what has been a costly problem for local businesses at a time when conditions have been tough in any case.

“I hope that Southern Electricity are now able to locate and remedy the fault, and ensure that there is uninterrupted supply throughout the town centre.”

Today shoppers were still having to edge around two trenches in Market street which have been dug outside Burtons Menswear and Oswald Bailey.

Do you think Eastleigh traders should be compensated for their losses?