New Gas Main Sparks Upset In Robin Grove.

Cadent Gas are planning to make proposed works in Bellamy Lane and Robin Grove in Wednesfield North,

This is a gas main replacement. I am informed that Bellamy Lane is a local collector road which is not restricted under the Christmas embargo.

However Local residents are unhappy at the fact that the work will be undertaken just before the Christmas period.

The City and Cadent recognise that these works will cause residents differing  disruption. The start date is planned for December 10th and the estimated completion day is the 21st December. There will be three way traffic lights during this working period.

I have tried to get the work postponed with out success at the moment.

The organisations argue that it would be unreasonable for the work to stop, This work is required to be undertaken to replace a gas main, and I am assured it has been classified as being of low impact.

Advance warning signs have been set and contact has been  made with local residents by the Balfour Beattie communications team. I will be making yet another plea for the work to be postponed but in the meantime I am informed that three way traffic lights will be in place, with the work due to start as planned.

I do hope that local residents will take note of the situation. In the meantime I will be making another late effort to appeal for a postponement. 

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more