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  • Working with communities

  • As a responsible landowner we work very closely with our teams on the ground ensuring all our activities are carried out with minimum disruption. We are committed to being a good neighbour and through our dedicated community relations team we strive to generate the goodwill of the communities we operate in.

    Our work can sometimes involve the dismantling of buildings and structures, along with the removal of materials associated with the sites former use as a gasworks.

    We strive to keep our neighbours, regulators, local authorities and interest groups fully informed, and regularly hold events on site where people can learn more about regeneration in action.

    Detailed plans for the regeneration of each individual site are developed with a strong community focus, and we share these through information leaflets, neighbourhood events and our dedicated community relations helplines.

    All our contractors are members of the Considerate Contractors scheme.

    • Inspiring for the future

      We actively seek to engage with schools within the communities where we are working.

      Our ‘School Power’ and 'VEX Robotics' events see National Grid employees go into primary and secondary schools with a programme of activities that will stimulate interest in engineering, and how energy, forces and materials work. We actively support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, helping to address the ‘skills gap’ in this area through education programmes and resources designed to inspire and motivate young minds.

      For information on previous events, and testimonials from teachers please explore the links below...

      National grid empowers schoolchildren at 'VEX' event in Rickmansworth
      On 20th March, schoolchildren at Rickmansworth School were given the opportunity to operate robots built by VEX Robotics Inc, and to learn about our programme of regeneration in their area... [more]

      National Grid powers Students' knowldge with 'School Power' visit
      On Tuesday 11th June 2013, 90 schoolchildren at St Peters-in-Thanet CoE Junior School worked alongside National Grid to learn about gas and create their own... [more]

    • School Power