This morning – and for the next two days – it turns out that Bedfordshire Council (Sorry, Central Bedfordshire Council) are resurfacing the road outside my house. (Again)

As work is (apparently) due to start at 8am, and go on ’til at least 6pm – i.e. the entire time I’m usually away from the house – it’s not too bad. However, it would’ve been nice to be warned about it in advance, which would’ve meant I might have parked elsewhere, for example.

It’s obvious that the warnings haven’t gone out at all, as there were also school buses and bin lorries trying to get down the now-closed road while people were working on it.

I don’t mind too much – it just means I find and use a different route to/from work today and tomorrow, which is always entertaining. But I can only imagine how many unwarned people there are who are going to be noticeably affected by the lack of warning/notice/signage about this over the next couple of days.

Not, mind you, that I expect anything less from the twunts that run the council…


2 Comments on “Redirected”

  1. Blue Witch says:

    Aren’t there very strict rules about notification periods, advance signage etc on road closures? Enforced by the, erm council. Ho hum.

  2. lyle says:

    According to the council (via That There Twitter) there were warning signs out ‘for two weeks’. Which is impressive, as I go through that route every damn day and didn’t see a one.

    I’ve emailed their ‘customer services’ bureau to find out more, and complain official-like. I should hear back from them ‘within 7-10 working days’ (by which time there’ll be no evidence either way. Cue a shrug and a ‘nothing we can do now’)

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