Bewsey councillor warns over building site dangers

Bewsey councillor warns over building site dangers

Bewsey councillor warns over building site dangers

First published in News

BUILDING site abandoned after builders went into administration is a danger says a Bewsey councillor.

Clr Pat Wright (LAB - Bewsey and Whitecross) has raised concerns about the state of land off Lodge Lane close to Bewsey Pumping Station, where United Utilities have been working on.

Fencing around the site which leads on to Sankey Valley Park has been broken down and Clr Wright believes it can pose a risk to walkers and particularly young children who have been seen going in to the site.

Clr Wright said: “It’s a mess and an eyesore. We have Bewsey and Dallam as a priority and they leave the site looking like that.

“They have protective fencing up but that is around the pumping station, but this is on the perimeter.

“There is a deep crevice and if they fall down there it is worrying the damage it could do.”

United Utilities said the contractor working on the site went into administration and had to delay restarting work for legal reasons.

But Clr Wright said safety should be the company’s first priority.

“I know they have had problems with contractors but it’s dangerous,” she added. “That path is also regularly used by residents for walking their dog and by families getting on to Sankey Valley Park.”

Mark Donaghy, a spokesman for United Utilities, said: “We’re really sorry the site at our new pumping station is looking untidy.

“A new partner has now been appointed, who will get the site looking smarter over the next three weeks. We will then continue with our planned reinstatement, planting trees and grass seeds which will help the site blend into the woodland area.

“The fence around the perimeter of the site has unfortunately been vandalised but we put up a new fence around the pumping station itself two weeks ago.”

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1:42pm Fri 4 Apr 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

There was clearly a fence erected which locals chose to pull down. I fail to see why she is complaining, the locals don't care so why should we. Instead of complaining why is she not more concerned with the vandalism to the fence and the fact that people are trespassing on private land which she seems to condone. She herself is trespassing in that picture!
There was clearly a fence erected which locals chose to pull down. I fail to see why she is complaining, the locals don't care so why should we. Instead of complaining why is she not more concerned with the vandalism to the fence and the fact that people are trespassing on private land which she seems to condone. She herself is trespassing in that picture! GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 16

5:05pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Bewseylad says...

Elections due? There are far more pressing needs in her Bewsey/Whitecross areas she should be acting on.
Elections due? There are far more pressing needs in her Bewsey/Whitecross areas she should be acting on. Bewseylad
  • Score: 10

5:45pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Karlar says...

This is not some private builder's/developer'
s site it's for a United Utilities pumping station. As such UU have an obligation to ensure their contractor keeps the site safe at all times. But in the final analysis UU is obliged to take on that responsibility if the Contractor fails to do so. So Cllr Wright should have gone directly to UU instead of posing for a political photoshoot.
This is not some private builder's/developer' s site it's for a United Utilities pumping station. As such UU have an obligation to ensure their contractor keeps the site safe at all times. But in the final analysis UU is obliged to take on that responsibility if the Contractor fails to do so. So Cllr Wright should have gone directly to UU instead of posing for a political photoshoot. Karlar
  • Score: 13

6:12pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Nick Tessla says...

Quote "....Clr Wright said: “It’s a mess and an eyesore. We have Bewsey and Dallam as a priority...."

By "we" does she mean the Labour Junta - if so which areas do they not give a flying ferret about?

Perhaps she would care to list them.
Quote "....Clr Wright said: “It’s a mess and an eyesore. We have Bewsey and Dallam as a priority...." By "we" does she mean the Labour Junta - if so which areas do they not give a flying ferret about? Perhaps she would care to list them. Nick Tessla
  • Score: 8

5:35pm Sat 5 Apr 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Karlar wrote:
This is not some private builder's/developer'

s site it's for a United Utilities pumping station. As such UU have an obligation to ensure their contractor keeps the site safe at all times. But in the final analysis UU is obliged to take on that responsibility if the Contractor fails to do so. So Cllr Wright should have gone directly to UU instead of posing for a political photoshoot.
Yeh Pat take your head for a blue rinse and campaign for something worthwhile!
[quote][p][bold]Karlar[/bold] wrote: This is not some private builder's/developer' s site it's for a United Utilities pumping station. As such UU have an obligation to ensure their contractor keeps the site safe at all times. But in the final analysis UU is obliged to take on that responsibility if the Contractor fails to do so. So Cllr Wright should have gone directly to UU instead of posing for a political photoshoot.[/p][/quote]Yeh Pat take your head for a blue rinse and campaign for something worthwhile! GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 4

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