POWER cuts and unstable supplies have also hit the south of the region in the past few months.
In the middle of a freezing February, an all-day power cut left Holmfirth residents in the dark and businesses in chaos.
Shops and pubs around Holmfirth were forced to trade without lighting, heating or telephones as the electricity shut off from about 9am to midnight on Wednesday February 11.
A near fully-booked Old Bridge Hotel, Market Walk, had to find its guests alternative accommodation when the lights went out after breakfast.
And diners at Hervey’s Wine Bar, Norridge Bottom, were forced to gather around an oven to stay warm at an impromptu candlelit sausage and mash supper.
Now more than two-months on some residents say flickering lights and short power cuts are still happening.
Gary Moores, of Bramble Banks, said it had been happening for weeks.
He said: “It’s hard to describe, it’s a bit like being at a disco with the lights flashing.
“We’ve had to unplug the phone because if it goes off it re-sets itself and then wakes us up in the middle of the night.”
A spokesman for energy supplier CE Electric said some 50 houses were experiencing problems.
He said the homes the company had pinpointed were on Summervale, New Mill Road and Bramble Bank.
He said: “An electricity cable is damaged and engineers are currently investigating the problem.
“It’ very hard to pinpoint the exact area that is damaged without digging all the roads up. We apologise to those who are experiencing flickering at their properties.”