I wonder if, like me, you are getting a little fed up with the works that are going on in the parish to connect us up to Virgin Media’s cable network. They have been with us since before Christmas, and don’t look like finishing anytime soon.
The Parish council say:
VIRGIN MEDIA WORK
We have followed up on various complaints about the work being carried out by Virgin Media and, at the request of County Councillor Elaine Still, senior officers from Hampshire County Council along with senior representatives from Virgin Media and the contractors visited various sites. The outcome was that they accepted there is inconvenience and inevitable mess due to the particularly bad weather conditions, but that the contractors were following correct procedures and HCC officers were very satisfied with the standards and management of the work. They will, however, continue to monitor the situation.
But a local resident has sent me a copy of an email sent to the contractor with a long list of complaints. He concludes with:
Sorry, maybe some of the above seem petty, but I think that the general standard of workmanship, safety consciousness and attitude of your team is amongst the worst I have seen! I know that I would never get away with that on our customer’s sites. The barriers are almost invisible at night, as there are no street lamps and no lanterns on them. (Please take a look at the attached video. This was Fairthorne rise at 6.00pm last night. It is almost impossible to see the heap of debris left blocking one half of the road). The grass verges are all destroyed. There is not a single saw cut that is in a straight line, and the tarmac seems to have been flattened using Mrs Brown’s rolling pin. None of it is level, and It is all coming back out!
What are your views?