GAS WORKS IN FERNHILL HEATH – LUFF KEEPS THE PRESSURE UP ON NATIONAL GRID
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GAS WORKS IN FERNHILL HEATH – LUFF KEEPS THE PRESSURE UP ON NATIONAL GRID

Mid Worcestershire MP Peter Luff has talked twice this week to managers at National Grid about the progress on the new gas main on the A38 in Fernhill Heath. The gas works are causing severe problems to traders in the village because of the severe disruption to traffic.
The MP was ensuring that the company and its contractor were honouring the pledges give to him last week to speed up the work.

Commenting, Peter said,

“I was told a week ago that the workforce on the project would be doubled and that the bigger team would move to full seven day working.

“I was disturbed to learn that last weekend only limited work was done on Saturday and no work at all on Sunday.

“It seems the slow progress over the weekend was due to the need to allow 24 hours for concrete laid on Saturday to solidify and then to the very poor weather on Sunday.

“While I accept these explanations, it remains my view that this work should never have been begun at this time of year without proper consultation with the local community. In the circumstances, the company and its contractor seem to be making the best of a bad job – but I do ask villagers to report to me on the progress if they have any concerns and I will ring National Grid as soon as I can to seek explanations for any apparent delays.

“I have been assured that this phase of the works remains on schedule for completion on 18th December – although further work will be necessary in the New Year.”


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