Residents’ fear of unlit road
AFTER repeated promises, social landlord the Luminus Group has repaired a driveway to garages it owns in Warboys – but residents fear the unlit road may still be dangerous. It s 100 per cent better since the work was done just before Christmas, said res
AFTER repeated promises, social landlord the Luminus Group has repaired a driveway to garages it owns in Warboys - but residents fear the unlit road may still be dangerous.
"It's 100 per cent better since the work was done just before Christmas," said resident Mike Woolls, who has been pursuing the company about the pothole-riddled driveway for nearly a year.
"But they've built the road up by about a foot and there are no kerbstones at one side. I fear that the edge of the tarmac could crumble and, in the dark, a vehicle could drop about a foot.
The potential driving hazard could result in vehicles veering into the left hand property. I'm concerned that people could hurt themselves because of the drop."
He told Luminus chief executive Chan Abraham: "If left in this condition, the path will also almost certainly deteriorate, allowing lying water to soak into the tarmac and freeze in the winter and 'blow' the edge of road, undoing all the good work already carried out. Nevertheless, the new road is a vast improvement."
Mr Woolls said the road remained unlit because a street lamp for which he believed Cambridgeshire County Council was responsible had not been repaired.
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A council spokesman said CCC was pursuing EDF to repair the fault.
Luminus said the delay to the work had resulted from its usual contractors' unwillingness to do such a small job, resulting in a need to re-tender for the work.
It would be investigating the new complaint.