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« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2014, 08:43:25 pm »

Forgive me and correct me if I am totally wrong.
The entrance and road to the new housing estate appears to be a second thought botch job. Is it me or has the new entrance road been made out of MUD? Is it me or has the raised MUD road now been fitted with curb stones? Is it me or shouldn’t there be a **** base 1 metre below the curb stones?
Would it be correct to assume that the road will disintegrate quickly causing far more disruption than has been seen so far considering there will be less space to operate to make repairs?
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« Reply #41 on: November 02, 2014, 08:02:37 pm »

Looks a building site now.....
Interesting there is a fence around the common land at the end of Post Office Road that encroaches slightly....



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« Reply #42 on: November 24, 2014, 08:44:49 pm »

Don’t you just love it when paid officials have to read a forum just to get a half intelligent good idea from the people they serve?
It appears another minor amendment is in. The new estate is going to have a pond and a small children’s play area. Great eh? Na couldn’t be that easy to see sense!
It’s a pond. The same structure condemned for being a drowning risk, I agree. A pond and not a fishing pond may sound petty to many but a fishing pond has fishermen / women who do look after places on the whole. Free up-keep and life guards plus the bonus of free family time with no noise to residents. I guess the new change to add the children’s play area is an attempted quick fix to show caring. Great as long as the location is not directly outside your new house instead of a reasonable distance away on land available.
You have to shake your head. These people do not have a clue and will never ask us for help. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #43 on: December 29, 2014, 07:21:58 pm »

At last people are taking an interest in the dodgy goings on as it arrives on their own doorsteps. For 2 weeks WMDC have employed a surveying team to map out roads and distances between houses on Post Office Road and the Victoria Estate. Without and permission or respect for private property the surveyors entered 100s of gardens to take measurements from building’s exterior walls. Just a note for the Cllrs who don’t read this forum (whatever) if WMDC try to use this information it will reported as obtained illegally. So you had better start again and ask for permission to obtain the information.
Meanwhile 100s of people are now up in arms as at last they have realised that all the minor planning amendments look like Post Office Road and Vicarage lane being linked to the new housing estate as entrances. Also from the surveyors it appears a 3rd entrance could be planned on to Moor Road. Feelings are running high including talk of taking a council seat in the coming election to help stop the madness.
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« Reply #44 on: January 06, 2015, 07:54:35 pm »

An interesting development, today W.D.H. have issued letter to residents on The Victoria Estate. The letter informs of talks next week towards an “environmental scheme”. We will have to wait and see what this choice of words describes.....
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« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2015, 08:31:08 pm »

It appears that the “environment scheme” is nice. WDH are asking their tenants for a list of further improvements they require. I wonder if any other estate has been asked the same?
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« Reply #46 on: March 15, 2015, 08:06:18 pm »

What a fantastic achievement. A new Featherstone record was achieved on Saturday 14th March 2015......
Sadly it was not a positive.........
The new Colliers Court road works managed to cause the biggest traffic jam in all directions that has been recorded since records were last burnt.
Not surprisingly no one seems to care why? If you remember the plans posted earlier, there were to be no more traffic lights at the Travellers Junction. Guess the WMDC records will update shortly to show a minor amendment to alter the junction.
What next?
The beck behind the houses on Pontefract Road that does not officially exist looks to have gained a lake?
But hey! Its only Featherstone!
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« Reply #47 on: July 27, 2015, 08:57:06 pm »

You may have seen surveyors and other similar people working on the Victoria estate since November 2014. The surveys took about 4 months and covered the whole estate. When the surveyors were questioned they informed those asking that they were employed by WMDC and not WDH to carry out a survey of the gardens on the estate. The survey included Post Office Road where gardens were trespassed upon to take measurements.

Nothing further was seen until Wednesday 22nd July 2015. WDH held a meeting at the library. The meeting was not advertised to the public. The people attending had been invited. Apparently those invited had answered their doors when WDH had made a daytime house to house door knock of the estate. Nobody on Post Office Road was visited.

The meeting consisted of approximately 25 people. The plan was explained.
The end of moor road is to be opened opposite Chesney’s. The garages on moor road are to be demolished. Parking space is to be made on the green in the middle of Moor Road and at the end near the allotments. The path at the rear of Moor Road is to be narrowed and parking bays made. Parking will be lost at the end of Moor Road along the turn up towards Post office Road and the road widened. Where possible garden walls, gates and fences will be replaced with new. The number of parking spaces will be reduced.

When questioned why after months of work and research only one area of the estate is being “up-graded” which just happens to be opposite a new road on a new housing estate only blocked off by a gate that only emergency services will have a key for the response was to improve the area. It was then further pointed out that;
a.   This would create a short cut
b.   This would create easy parking for visitors to the Chesney’s Centre / Rovers centre / Games / events thus reducing residents’ space more frequently than the present quiet culdisack.
c.   This is an early start to creating a new connection to the new housing estate.
A full response was not given.
When questioned further is this a link to the new housing estate the response was we are WDH not WMDC. The reply was why has WMDC paid for the survey that WDH is basing its proposed developments upon? No answer was given.

People attending the meeting were asked to sign for or against the alterations. Many refused. It appears from here WDH are to move forward with their plan as it has had consultation.
The questions are
A. do you agree?
B. Do you disagree?
C. Would you like to know more before work starts?
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« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2015, 09:37:35 pm »

It appears someone is still trying to pull the wool over our eyes. The latest development on Moor Road is a couple of meetings have been called. Apparently every resident has been contacted and in formed there will be a street meeting on Moor Road on Thursday 20th and Saturday the 22nd between 11am and 3pm. After checking with a number of residents it appears not everyone has been contacted. In fact only a few have been informed. Why?
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« Reply #49 on: September 09, 2015, 09:49:25 pm »

Oh dear, looks like our local Cllrs have been forced to pull their heads out of the stack and are to visit residents on Moor Road on Friday, What about those who work? Apparently they knew nothing about the Moor Road plans. Apparently Featherstone Cllrs have received no complaints although a record number have been recorded as sent? Residents have commented it sounds like "Lister Baths". Apparently WDH told WMDC nothing. Strange when WMDC paid for the 5 month survey of the whole estate that we witnessed and is now being used by WDH?
Apparently people who wish to speak to Cllrs need to put a tick in their window. Apparently some residents feel there should be a public meeting on an evening, but some residents feel unsettled by putting a tick in their window as they are aware they are in Featherstone opposing an authority and previous implications.
The problem isn't going away................ Roll Eyes
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« Reply #50 on: September 13, 2015, 08:08:09 pm »

A question?
At a cost of over £20k to us rate payers, less than 4 years ago finally a substantial metal fence was fitted down one side of the Jube Steps path. This has now been removed and replaced with a wooden fence. Where has the metal fence gone and who will maintain the wooden fence that WILL get trashed in the first year? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #51 on: September 23, 2015, 10:06:22 pm »

What an interesting local council meeting to help residents!
The Cllrs turned up..........hurray............! Roll Eyes

Residents rightly immediately felt intimidated as the Cllrs had brought 4 PCSOS. Why? Why would 2 local Cllrs and 2 WDH men need 4 PCSOS to guard them?
Nothing new with the Cllrs and their private police to hand while we all defend our homes with no police for most crimes these days. When was the last time Featherstone had 4 PCSOS on site?

More surprising was the attitude of one WDH men. The other had to be excused as he knew nothing at all about the plans but was introduced as one of the developers. At the end of the day the meeting was to discuss if the plans for Moor Road were to happen. The response ranged from it might happen, it’s going to happen, we are going to consult more, we have consulted enough to do what we want, and The Chesney’s centre does not allow parking on the streets around it. This is not to mention a few choice accusations heard by a number of people accusing a female of being a trouble causer. A normal day in Featherstone development for the worse then!

It was perhaps ironic that the meeting was held in the street near Chesney’s. The surrounding streets were full of parked cars that were not the residents. The WDH man suggested that parking would be helped just as a car pulled up and parked in the residential area.  The poor lady who got out of the car was a little taken back by the crowd when asked where she was going. Yep she was off to Chesney’s. A long chat went on. At the end of the day Chesney’s could have more parking but chooses not to and hinder the residents instead.

The story is a long way from over yet....... For the local Cllrs who don’t read this site what you going to do when the Posh Penguin site arm up the back vanishes? Wink Grin
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« Reply #52 on: October 07, 2015, 09:12:47 pm »

Don't you just love fate! As the first residents moved in to the new Colliers Court all new systems are up and running, including the sewage and flooding prevention pump. Within 2 minutes of heavy rain last night Station Lane and other areas began to flood in record time. Not only faster flooding but new flooding was reported including the beck. Roll Eyes But hey who cares? Huh
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« Reply #53 on: February 14, 2016, 08:22:16 pm »

Interesting comments from a number of local people regards Colliers Court. For some strange reason at least 3 times a week a very large drain suction truck is still cleaning out the drains at the front of Colliers Court. The latest people moving in this week have questioned why the drains are visibly just under the metal grates full of gravel / stone.
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« Reply #54 on: September 15, 2016, 08:55:18 pm »

Colliers Court August 2016 from Post Office Road


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« Reply #55 on: May 21, 2017, 02:23:41 pm »

May 2017 and growing


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