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« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2016, 09:56:27 pm »

Just keep shaking your head, no one cares. Letís take a look at just the last 2 weeks of footpath history without being touched. 2 power cuts and 3 holes dug in to the paths on Station Lane. 
The path repair team managed water cut off and on over 2 days as WMDC workmen excavated a water main stop tap with a JCB and not a spade. WMDC still refuse to talk to residents and shopkeepers as works are still in progress. As ever not a Cllr in sight. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2016, 09:20:48 pm »

If WMDC really think that no one is noticing the continued lack of interest and skill being used to refurbish our high street paths here are a couple of picture for the record when everything sinks.
What a complete bodge. I guess outside Onestop the hole was so big that workmen have back filled it with rubbish and not compacted hard-core. So after digging a hole that was water logged the repair is to infill with spoil without compacting followed by sharp sand with out compacting and laying the same old bricks on top. Everyone else knows you need concrete under block paving especially as our footpaths are a car park.
I assume this manhole will sink as it has had it foundations removed for a skim of post fix.
And still every day our Cllrs drive past and say NOTHING?   Roll Eyes
Just a point, shouldn't the bus stop curb have a raised disabled speck?



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« Reply #42 on: July 24, 2016, 04:48:55 pm »

No surprises with this weekís regeneration attempts. The Station Lane weight limit scheme incorporating a residents only zone on Post Office Road and the new Green Lane link road is now a month behind starting and looks 6 to 8 months away.
Meanwhile due to the new path a new water pipe burst has begun on the corner of the cross roads. Works look due to start just as traffic lights go up for a month from 1st August outside the Junction Pub.
Then the week got a little more interesting. Works finished outside OneStop and immediately cars began to park the tar is all ready pulling up and showing tyre marks and sinking. Sadly how are people to learn any better when our local Cllrs do the same and park on double yellows? Workmen moved on to Fearnley Street corner and have informed one shop owner that they are not doing any more. Best of all it appears that the ownership of the land and the Yorkshire stone flags taken by WMDC has been subject to a re-think. Apparently the Yorkshire Stone did belong to the many properties and will now be returned upon request. How much is that going to cost to put right?

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« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2017, 04:18:21 pm »

Just keep shaking your head, itís all you can do living in Labour Featherstone. Here is an unusual one. At 7.45pm on Friday night a road sweeper and trailer arrived at the corner of Fultonís and Betfred. For the next hour the most unusual road repair began. Around both corners the tarmac was cut at about 2ft from the curb. A scrape was then made of the surface. Then tarmac was shovelled on to the un-compacted surface and then was finally rolled by using the wheels of the road sweeper and not a road roller. The finished job is an uneven surface lower than the original and has not been sealed at the joint with tar. The surface is all ready breaking up as it sticks to vehicle tyres. The big dint in the path caused by the JCB renovating the path is still there for all to fall in.
The road was better before?


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« Reply #44 on: March 07, 2017, 08:49:56 pm »

So tens of thousands of pounds later I think a fair job has been done to keep some originality. The puddles are just the same but now neater around the edges.  Roll Eyes



And then the suits arrived in Station Lane today pointing and planning the next footpath fiasco. This will be the bottom of Station Lane and huge traffic problems if done in the same way. The ownership of land will be a very interesting battle.  Wink
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« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2017, 08:59:38 pm »

You would have thought by now that local Labour Party Cllrs would have learnt they cannot railroad everyone in Featherstone. Without talking to any owners involved WMDC has paid for a survey of the canopies around the precinct with a view to taking them off. As they do not own any of them and have no idea of the structure you can only shake your head regard this regeneration attempt by the committee that excludes everyone except them.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2017, 09:59:09 pm »

Not that it helps anyone in Featherstone but at least now we know where Featherstoneís regeneration money is being spent. It appears Labour Cllr Peter Box is not happy with the colour of the tarmac in Wakefield town centre and has ordered a re-fit at a cost of over 6 million pounds. Meanwhile our Cllrs remain with their heads in the sand. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #47 on: July 23, 2017, 02:48:14 pm »

Two weeks in to the late start of trying to fix the paths on Station Lane and a whole can of worms has been opened. So far WMDC still continues to refuse to talk to any business on Station Lane regards issues of damage caused or land stolen.
Looks like WMDC have bulldozed a little too far this week. The Yorkshire stone strip of flags marking property boundaries has again been ripped up. But instead of taking away the stolen goods it appears WMDC have adopted a new policy. WMDC has donated the stolen Yorkshire stone flags to the local smack head community. Smack heads all week have been appearing with wheel barrows and taking the stone. It gets better as they are now trying to find a buyer and asking about how much it is worth. They have a few stock piles now in interesting places.
The local labour council who do not read this site will not be concerned about this nor the breach of recycling policy. Good job itís easy to sort out with one simple freedom of information request for paperwork that obviously does not exist!
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