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Thursday, 21 February 2013

The Street

So three weeks ago the local council sent out fliers stating that our road would be resurfaced.

They said work would commence on Thursday, 14th of February and would take 4 to 5 days.

The workmen turned up early on the Thursday morning and began skimming off the old road surface.
They worked quite quickly and, by the time I arrived home that evening, the old surface had been completely removed.

Great, I thought. At this rate the work will be over in a flash!

We haven't seen the road crew since!

They were a no-show on Friday! Rumour has it that they didn't come so as not to interrupt the rubbish collection.

And I didn't expect them to work on a Saturday or Sunday (even though they did when they did the street opposite us).

But where were they on Monday, Tuesday and today (Wednesday)?

Sick of waiting and having a bumpy and gravel-covered street.

Addendum: It's Thursday and they've arrived! There's an abundance of noise, but after at least three hours work (I use the term loosely) nothing seems to have changed.


  1. Hate to say it but they do a better job in Surrey and they work over the weekend to complete it

  2. The wheels of progress move slowly, I've heard, and this seems to be true in your case.

  3. It will probably take them all day to clean the dust off the road that got there while you were waiting for them to come back...

  4. Ahhh, been there and seen and heard that . Depending on where you are, I agree, with Stephen Hayes, the "wheels" of progress move very slowly and take way too many coffee breaks !
    besitos. C


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