Power fiasco delays primary school kitchen opening

The lack of a simple electricity meter is being blamed for nobbling a £28,000 kitchen upgrade at a Scottish primary school.

Yarrow Primary School was due to reopen the kitchen and start serving food on site at the start of the new school year but, according to a report in TheWeePaper, it cannot be fully used because it lacks a suitable meter.

A Scottish Border Council spokesperson said the recently upgraded kitchen is unable to be fully used at present due to the new kitchen equipment requiring a three-phase electricity meter to be installed, not due to insufficient power at the school.

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“These works require both our utility provider and the district network operator working together, which is causing some programming issues due to engineer availability. We hope to have this issue resolved in the very near future,” he told the paper.

Despite the apparent simplicity of the solution, a local councillor said it could take several months and thousands of pounds to resolve the problem.

 

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