Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Totally Unacceptable

This is how EDF subcontractors left the pavements in Wallington following emergency repairs for an electrical fault just weeks after the new paving had been put in. Utility companies are obligated to ‘make good’ any paving dug up in the course of works, and this is a very long way from ‘good’. 

There is a three month ban on utilities working in newly refurbished areas which applies to the Wallington works, however emergency fault repairs are the exception. There is no exception to the ‘make good’ obligation however and the council specifically kept a stock of spare paving slabs so that they could be used in such situations.

Colin, Monica & I, together with local residents who have reported this defacement of our new high street, are livid about the situation. It feels like a slap in the face for those residents who put so much into bringing the Wallington refurbishment about.

Fortunately after a bit of jumping up and down by us EDF contractors are now back on site putting right the paving. It is expected to take a week.

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August 22, 2011 - Posted by | Information | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. So Jayne..if we can get Wallington High street sorted out so quickly why cant we do the same for Sutton High Street?

    Comment by tim crowley | August 23, 2011 | Reply

    • The short answer is because the Wallington project was managed in-house, unlike the Sutton one.

      Comment by jaynemccoy | August 23, 2011 | Reply


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