LivePower back on after blackout at Butlins in Minehead

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  • Power back on at Butlins in Minehead
  • Black-out started around 6pm after fire in main electrical substation

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ACCORDING to Western Power Distribution's website, power has now been restored to Butlins. 

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BUTLINS has taken to twitter to respond to some of its frustrated guests.

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THE blackout at Butlins followed a fire in an electrical substation at the resort, firefighters have confirmed.

Two fire crews from Minehead were sent to Butlins following reports of a fire at around 5.45pm.

When they arrived, the firefighters were told by Western Power Distribution staff that they could not access the smoking substation, as it was still live.

Twenty minutes later, firefighters were able to get in and put out the flames.

 

 

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PEOPLE seem to be putting a brave face on the situation.
 

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TWEETS continue to be posted by frustrated holidaymakers at Butlins. 

 
 

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Western Power Distribution says the resort has been without power since just before 6pm.

It expects to restore services by 10pm tonight.

The County Gazette has not received any reports of other areas affected.

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8:08pm Mon 2 Jun 14

cloudfire says...

No water...no power and no food available...despite a 7 hour journey to get here...and THEY changed our booking 2 weeks before we left for the holiday....should have been Bognor and got Minehead...fan blooming tastic...NOT !
No water...no power and no food available...despite a 7 hour journey to get here...and THEY changed our booking 2 weeks before we left for the holiday....should have been Bognor and got Minehead...fan blooming tastic...NOT ! cloudfire
  • Score: -14

8:11pm Mon 2 Jun 14

cloudfire says...

No water, no toilets working,..no power and no food available...despite a 7 hour journey to get here...and THEY changed our booking 2 weeks before we left for the holiday....should have been Bognor and got Minehead...fan blooming tastic...NOT !
We have a group of disabled young people and like everyone else...after 7 hours on a coach they need the loo ! ( They would like a drink and some food too...but this is Butlins...fat chance of that any time soon ! )
No water, no toilets working,..no power and no food available...despite a 7 hour journey to get here...and THEY changed our booking 2 weeks before we left for the holiday....should have been Bognor and got Minehead...fan blooming tastic...NOT ! We have a group of disabled young people and like everyone else...after 7 hours on a coach they need the loo ! ( They would like a drink and some food too...but this is Butlins...fat chance of that any time soon ! ) cloudfire
  • Score: -13

7:09am Tue 3 Jun 14

prickles says...

It's a power cut caused by a fire. Not exactly butlins fault. No different to if they had a power cut at home. Expect they will all be after compensation now. Some people will use any excuse to get compensation.
It's a power cut caused by a fire. Not exactly butlins fault. No different to if they had a power cut at home. Expect they will all be after compensation now. Some people will use any excuse to get compensation. prickles
  • Score: 18

10:01pm Tue 3 Jun 14

GreatOdin'sRaven says...

cloudfire wrote:
No water, no toilets working,..no power and no food available...despite a 7 hour journey to get here...and THEY changed our booking 2 weeks before we left for the holiday....should have been Bognor and got Minehead...fan blooming tastic...NOT !
We have a group of disabled young people and like everyone else...after 7 hours on a coach they need the loo ! ( They would like a drink and some food too...but this is Butlins...fat chance of that any time soon ! )
You could've walked round to McDonalds or something in the time it took you to find this site, register an account and post that twice. Or spent time assisting the disabled people with you, instead of trying to gain sympathy from strangers. Just an idea.
[quote][p][bold]cloudfire[/bold] wrote: No water, no toilets working,..no power and no food available...despite a 7 hour journey to get here...and THEY changed our booking 2 weeks before we left for the holiday....should have been Bognor and got Minehead...fan blooming tastic...NOT ! We have a group of disabled young people and like everyone else...after 7 hours on a coach they need the loo ! ( They would like a drink and some food too...but this is Butlins...fat chance of that any time soon ! )[/p][/quote]You could've walked round to McDonalds or something in the time it took you to find this site, register an account and post that twice. Or spent time assisting the disabled people with you, instead of trying to gain sympathy from strangers. Just an idea. GreatOdin'sRaven
  • Score: 19

9:52pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Dr Dave says...

Don't worry, it'll soon be time for you to go back to Birmingham/Leeds/Bla
ckburn etc! Every cloud n all that shizzle............
Don't worry, it'll soon be time for you to go back to Birmingham/Leeds/Bla ckburn etc! Every cloud n all that shizzle............ Dr Dave
  • Score: 6

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