Sunday, 13 July 2014

Shocking Delays

Remember those days when Central Road was brought to a complete standstill for days at a time so it could all be dug up to replace some pipes or wires or find a lost key or something? And then we had the roadworks to end all roadwork, followed shortly by more roadworks and then some roadworks to add some flowerbeds and tree surrounds and fake crossings, followed by several attempts to fix the fake crossings that weren't very good when exposed to actual traffic...

Well we've got two weeks to enjoy driving the length of Central Road in less than an hour as Worcester Park will be reverting to type on Monday 28th July.

This one is all for the sake of our electricity and no doubt is in some way connected to the recent spate of power failures.

I can only guess the electricity mains they replaced during the 'Big Dig of 2011' were the wrong sort of electricity mains and once again we must bear our collective brunts as they sort it out.

We should expect Long Delays piled on top of the normal long delays in Worcester Park. Do we need to be out the door by 4:30am to beat the traffic now? Or 2:45? Or 11pm the night before? Perhaps we should all move in to our place of work for a month or even set up home in our cars - seeing as that's where we will be spending most of our time from the end of July.

Update (17th July)

Apparently the the works will be from close to the Stone Place entrance to just past the Brook pub on the South side of Central Road.

4 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Gino said...

Rather than just quess what the work is for ,perhaps it is onlyright to be informed of the actual reason and or causation. Does anyone know or care ?

Susan Betts said...

I chose to avoid WP now adays cos of the delays. I grew I up in WP and would Love to shop there but delays make this impossible.

G.B. said...

I've just received the latest incarnation of the Lib Dem rag, which includes an open invitation to the "Cheam North & Worcester Park Local Committee" meeting, taking place at 7pm on Thursday 17th July at Christ Church with St Philip Hall (corner of Ruskin Drive). Maybe some information will be forthcoming?

We are being encouraged to come along and contribute, as apparently there is a whole fund of money to spend on the area and it is burning a hole our new councillors' pockets. [What about picking up from where the last lot left off and closing the only other exit from the Waitrose car park? Or breaking the windows of Victoria House whilst graffiting them perhaps? Then build another lightweight path in Cuddington Rec and watch it get washed away?... The possibilities are as endless as an ocean of debt]

So, to cut a long story short, happily, there's plenty of money to burn!

...By the way, as well as coming up with new ways for the new Councillors to fritter away money, it says that apparently Sutton Council have been told to reduce spending by 33%... I can't imagine why!

G.B. said...

Wait! I have an idea! Have Sutton Council recall (and thoughtlessly send to landfill) every public sign, publication and map with the words "North Cheam" on and rewrite and reissue it with the words "Cheam North" on.

It should effortlessly kick off the spending spree to the tune of at least tens of thousands and if ever thinking up new ways of spending dries up, our Councillors can always embark on reversing the process again.

Where do I send the invoice for my consultancy fees?

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