After last weeks debacle with the unauthorised work on a dropped kerb outside Councillor Hussains house, the same contractors arrived again this morning and removed all the paving stones.
A quick call to Highways and again I find out that they are still not authorised to carry out any work and that the works were stopped on Friday as they did not have the correct paperwork, forms or authorisation to work on a public highway.
You probably can’t see from the video but they are just using a roller to flatten the soil and sand under where the paving stones used to be, no hardcore laid, no check on the services that run under the pavement, just rolling the soil flat.
Two more highways inspectors came out today, stopped the work again and have arranged for the council to come and make the site safe.
No sooner had the officers left when work started again.
If this is how my local councillor and his family treat the council what hope is there for the rest of us?
Again I have to say:
I have no problem with the drop kerb being put in, it is after all, legal and above board with full planning permission, even if when Shazad Hussain was canvassing for votes, he told us it wasn’t a drive.
I do however, have issue with the way that the work is done, the lack of respect for neighbours and the danger that it presents to other road users & pedestrians along with the fact that the work is being carried out other than in accordance with the planning permission IE by the council.
Posted from Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom.