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 91 
 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

 92 
 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



 93 
 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

 94 
 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

 95 
 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

https://www.facebook.com/ferret40/videos/vb.1611897076/10207525213961101/?type=2&theater



 96 
 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

 97 
 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



 98 
 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.



 99 
 on: March 10, 2016, 08:41:02 pm 
Started by karen - Last post by yetion1
Another Station Lane cross roads crash........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYUCo3hEQ3M

 100 
 on: March 10, 2016, 08:33:16 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Some interesting footpath developments. It appears that the poor quality job has had a re-think! Instead of a Mr Bean approach a new trainee practising Laurel & Hardy style has been adopted along with a new design. Just love the priority over tools for the job...... A JCB to carefully take away the Yorkshire stone on pallets whilst tarmac is hit with a hammer to lay. Just love the cutting into the roads edge surface to change odd kerb stones. The road should pot hole along the edge very quickly making another hazard to get over. Roll Eyes

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