A power cut is set to hit more than 200 homes across five Bolton postcodes next week.

According to Electricity North West, the cut is set to come into effect on Wednesday June 8 and will cause homes across the BL5 3JZ, BL5 3QZ, BL5 3JB, BL5 3WA, BL5 3XR postcodes, coming to a total of 234 homes around the Wingates area of Westhoughton.

The utilities company says that this is to ensure that its engineers can safely complete maintenance works on power cables.

An Electricity North West statement said: “We appreciate your patience while our engineers carry out a planned power cut in your area, this is to improve the reliability of your electricity supply and so our engineers can safely work on the cables that provide electricity to your home or business.”

The company says that once work has begun on the power cables in Bolton, they will work to ensure that electricity will be restored as soon as possible.

Electricity North West regularly plans power cuts in order to allow its engineers to carry out maintenance works on cables.

Households and businesses are warned ahead of time on the company’s website.

Engineers are also regularly deployed to tackle unplanned power cuts.