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 on: April 05, 2016, 08:42:05 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
A reply has appeared from Northern Gas,

We are due to finish the project today, we endeavour to be off site and the road to be open as usual by the end of business today.  We have another project starting on Wilson Street tomorrow which may require temporary traffic lights to be put on Station Lane on Thursday as we will require a crossing closure on Station Lane.  This project is due to last 2 weeks and the temp traffic lights will only be required for one week of this, there is a meeting taking place with the highways authority tomorrow to see if they will allow us to use the temporary traffic lights so until this has been confirmed I unfortunately cannot give you a guarantee on the method of works, I will however let you know as soon as I have feedback regarding the meeting.

 on: April 04, 2016, 08:33:50 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Week 3 and total chaos. Most of the day has seen traffic queues all over Featherstone. This peeked tonight with every road leading in to Featherstone blocked by the biggest traffic jags Featherstone has seen in many years.

But that's not all. Station Lane was blocked this morning for 10 minutes due to a parked car and poor new footpath designs. Ross travel are based on Allison Street and have been for many years. The new footpath that extends in to the road now means that buses have to pull over the road to be able to turn in. Today a parked car and a JCB were blocking this and traffic became blocked. Not until the over vehicles were removed could traffic get by.

And there is lots more. WMDC were informed before they began bodging up the paths that the services underneath them were cream crackerd. Already the gas company at the top of the lane are looking to dig up the new paths. Best of all is the electric company. Today for the 3rd time in a week there was a power cut in station lane that cut off about 90 properties commercial and domestic. The fault has been found and a temporary fix made. The repair now looks to be going to follow the new path. As fast as the new path is laid it will be dug up by the national grid followed by gas.

As usual the cllrs that were told this would happen are nowhere to be seen Roll Eyes

 on: April 03, 2016, 09:49:47 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Regardless of the road signs saying 3 weeks the notified time of 2 weeks to complete the Station Lane road closure is now up. After a walk around the site today it appears the shops side of Station Lane is complete and the war memorial side just needs tarmac. So why when work is so near completion has work stopped? No one on site today to complete the works whilst the worst day of traffic congestion begins in the morning.
As usual not a Cllr in sight Roll Eyes

 on: April 03, 2016, 09:38:10 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
You have to love the latest angle to improve services to combat flooding.
Instead of fixing the drains to properties that continually flood the latest plan is to knock the houses down Roll Eyes
Unless this is the new travellers site? Shocked

 on: March 29, 2016, 09:24:41 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Well That was week one and I think it fair to say the Featherstone Cllrs have done a wonderful job. By keeping their heads in the sand they have definitely damaged Featherstone to the tune of about 40k of lost custom. The Labour party plan of a Featherstone ghost town is right on track. Roll Eyes

 on: March 22, 2016, 10:55:02 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
It would be nice to have a night off reporting about the Lane closure but hey this is WMDC we are dealing with and a gas company who think they can pull the wool over our eyes. Roll Eyes
WMDC received complaints are running high but no action other than 2 attempts today to relocate a sign. If you have tried to drive up station lane you will have met one lane almost blocked with road closure signs. After several near misses and a scrapped vehicle contractors we made to alter the signs. 1st attempt was to move one sign 12 " in and put another in front of it. Attempt 2 was to pull the signs to the curb. The 2nd go at least is reasonable. Don't you just love the planning and lack of checks we are paying for! Roll Eyes
Common Side lane still a disaster and a battle on Green Lane. A HGV driver trying to force his way was forced to reverse to allow traffic.
As usual not a Cllr in sight Roll Eyes

 on: March 21, 2016, 09:01:55 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Day one and not a busy day due to the Holidays but as predicted a complete disaster.
Lets take a look at the botch up.
You will read from the letter given by Northern gas that the works are for 2 weeks. Why do the signs say 3 weeks?
Council preparation? So far none other than ignoring genuine concerns. Green Lane needs cones to stop parking. Council say NO. Road signs that say 1 hour from Ackton to LINPAC. Council say no.
It appears as the crap began hitting the good people at WMDC an effort was made last week to create a shuttle bus service from Green lane to Station Lane. As it takes 28 days to tender the contract the bus should be running in about 5 weeks.
The cost to Featherstone retail shops looks about 50 to 200 per shop per day with deliveries cancelled to anywhere over the lines.
Meanwhile looks like the workmen are on a 9 am to 4pm shift. Not 24hours at it should.
One Taxi man tells the story so very well on Facebook with his video. Not sure if this link will work for you all.
Today was just a sample. Worse is to come. As usual not a Cllr in sight...... Roll Eyes


 on: March 17, 2016, 09:56:38 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Oh dear
looks like the old plans are back out for footpath number 2. If this is the finished surface it is atrocious.
Looks like the underground services are fighting back. The ones WMDC were told are knackered. Wednesday evening saw services being dug up but repairs were not possible due to the age and condition. This has resulted today in Fearnley Street being closed for more digging up. Meanwhile WMDC workers continue with their blinkers on. Just like the local Labour cllrs who obviously don't give a dam and are just pocketing our council tax as an income.  Roll Eyes
Who knows this should end up saving some money as different contactors end up sharing the same hole. What a bloody shambles. Tongue

 on: March 17, 2016, 09:44:10 pm 
Started by san! - Last post by yetion1
Its been a while since a response was added to this topic. After reading the previous posts I was reminded how bent thing were. Under Labour all the points raised have now changed. The problems are now a lot worse. Sad

Got my council tax bill today,

2% WMDC increase for 50% less service  Huh

Featherstone Town Council with 16.82? Good to know a council needs funds and a further confirmation of a scuttled ship when they last lost control.

2% increase for the fire service. Considering they are now to become medics on the side they need 10% plus more, and not from me  Roll Eyes

3.5% increase for Police crime commissioner/ police? Considering the police now do something else with their time other than attend our 999 calls the Police Commissioner must be on a right old wage Shocked

But hey the majority keep voting Labour and are happy to pay Undecided

 on: March 14, 2016, 09:24:53 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
A positive note on the footpaths. The re-think on splitting the path with a centre stone joint is a lot better. If WMDC could see a little further perhaps they could make a planning regulation that if you dog a hole you have to recover that section. NO more bumps at a little cost.

However back to the real world WMDC were informed that the water gas and electric services were still old in many parts under the paths and needed renewing before re-surfacing. Not lame words. Before the path was completed outside the library it has been dug up as a gas leak has occurred sink work started.

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