We are in the midst of a tremendously difficult winter period. Very cold winters causes folk to try to cheat the system and get something for nothing. We are thinking of gas supplies . . . . There have been some very serious incidents of late where men – and it is a man thing – will, perhaps out of need for heat/cooking, or just for greed purposes, try to tap into the gas main to divert it from a meter system so they can have free gas without cost – moneywise. This is absolutely illegal and extremely dangerous. Many of these have done it ‘successfully’ but then there being no safety valves or protection, a build up of gas so often explodes with tragic concequences. Having safe, reliable gas supply provided by companies with extremely well trained engineers a very great benefit of living in this country – sometimes thought of as a nanny state, but by golly, I applaud us for that! When moving a kitchen about the gas cooker and boiler must be connected and checked by a properly trained engineer. No short cuts, no freebies. For everyone’s sake.