Recent works to the gas mains in Baston Road and Hayes Street have caused increasing concern as the former have overrun by some months, reaching a peak when works outside the shops in Hayes Street began at the start of the busy Christmas shopping period.
The Council has limited powers over such works by “statutory undertakers”. However, following approaches from your local councillors and council officers (and no doubt with minds concentrated by the fines that were by then being imposed by the Council) Southern Gas Networks (SGN) moved to complete the works at both sites before Christmas.
SGN are due to return to complete some aspects of the works in the New Year in Hayes Street, West Common Road and at the junction with Pickhurst Lane. We will once again be keeping close watch on the works.