Manchester City Council

Councillor Sheila Newman

Our sympathies are with the family and friends of Councillor Sheila Newman, Executive Member for Children’s Services and current Lady Mayoress of Manchester, who passed away on Sunday.

Read our tribute.


Environmental problems Odour pollution

Gas or petrol

Gas odours, or any suspected gas leak must be reported immediately to National Grid UK on 0800 111 999. Their advice is:

  • if possible turn off the gas supply at the main gas meter;
  • open doors and windows if the smell is strong inside the house;
  • do not switch anything electrical on or off, including the lights, as this could trigger an explosion; and
  • do not smoke, strike matches or light candles.

If you can smell petrol, or suspect a petrol leak locally, or suspect someone has poured petrol into a drain, contact the Fire and Rescue Service immediately on 999. 


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