The recent big freeze across the UK caused by the Siberian ‘Beast from the East’ certainly hit the South East with a vengeance. But when we Brits face adversity our communities come together, and at the Catts Inn the regulars certainly rose to the challenge.
Above: Distributing the emergency water supplies outside the Catts Inn pub in Rotherfield, and Debbie Woodgate’s posting on Facebook, thanking South East Water and the Rodemark boys for their help distributing the emergency water supplies
PARKERS’ STAFF TO THE RESCUE IN THE BIG FREEZE
Customers at the popular Rotherfield pub, including Parker Kitchens Sales Representative Paul Rodemark and his family, braved the freezing temperatures and gave up their free time to help distribute emergency bottled supplies to locals without water.
South East Water, aware of around 13,000 homes without water across the region, pulled in all their resources to fix multiple bursts and leaks on networks and restore water to their customers.
Customers were asked to help reduce demand by only using water for essential tasks and to check their own pipes for leaks and bursts and call a plumber if necessary.
While the repair works were going on the water company provided bottled water supplies throughout the region and Paul and Karen Rodemark and their sons Mitch (who works at our Crowborough branch), Jordan and Connor Rodemark with some of the Catts Inn regulars gave up their time to distribute the emergency supplies.
Debby and the staff at the Catts Inn are normally used to serving up a rather different sort of pint but on this occasion it proved to be a very worthwhile exercise. Well done to all involved.
Below: Some of the Rodemark clan with locals from the Catts Inn, giving up their time to distribute the emergency water supplies