Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the gas distributor for the North of England, is carrying out essential work to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in Menston.

The ageing metal pipework is now being replaced by new, more durable plastic pipes, to ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers now while getting the network ready to transport alternative greener fuels in the future.

The work will start on April 3, 2023 and is expected to last for two weeks. It has been planned in collaboration with Bradford Council and Leeds Council

A spokesperson said: “So that engineers can carry out the work safely and efficiently, and to protect the public, some traffic management measures will be put in place.

“Three-way traffic lights will be erected on the A65 Bradford Road at the junction of High Royds Drive, Menston.

“While the majority of the work will be carried out in the street, engineers will also need to access some customer properties to complete the project and ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas.”

Chris Nevison, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these essential works. However, it is vital we complete them in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable gas supply to the local community. We want to assure residents and road users that we’ll be working hard to complete this essential scheme as safely and as quickly as possible.”

For further information about the work contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email:

Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.