Gosberton road is dug up twice within weeks

Jane Trupenny surveys the hole left by Anglian Water in the newly-laid path outside her home.
Jane Trupenny surveys the hole left by Anglian Water in the newly-laid path outside her home.
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A RESIDENT is questioning why a path outside her home had to be dug up within weeks of being laid for a water meter to be fitted.

Jane Trupenny says she can’t believe Anglian Water and Lincolnshire County Council could not have co-ordinated the work they needed to do in Medway Close, Gosberton, to minimise disruption and possibly save money.

She said: “We have known for a couple of months that Anglian Water was planning to fit water meters to several homes in the street, but then we came home the other day and they had dug a huge hole outside our house.

“The council had only just completely relaid the path because it was all bumpy where tree roots had made it uneven and now it is going to be all patched again.

“It just seems ridiculous. Why couldn’t they have done all the work at the same time? What a waste of money and resources.”

A spokesman for Lincolnshire County Council Highways said: “Wherever possible, we always try to co-ordinate works with utility companies, but this is not workable in every case.

“With Medway Close, we carried our improvements out on February 21 and were not aware of Anglian Water’s requirements in the area until March 14.

“However, any third party working on the public highways must re-instate it to national specifications when they finish.”