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Road closure updates - Scotby/Wetheral

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The Parish Council has sought clarification regarding the road closures in Scotby and on the Scotby-Wetheral road. Amey/United Utilities have provided the Council with the following information.

Park Road, Scotby: Amey/UU say that they are on schedule to reopen this road in time for the start of term at Scotby School. They plan to hand the road back on the 2nd September 2018 at the very latest, though will do so earlier if possible.

Road from Scotby village shop to the Park Road junction: Amey/UU will be working to upgrade the water mains which run beneath this section of the road during September and October. They will do everything they can to avoid closing the road but it may be unavoidable.

C1038 Scotby - Wetheral road: This is likely to remain closed until the end of September. Thereafter single-lane working with traffic light control may be necessary for approximately 8 weeks. 

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Guest - Stuckinsotby on Thursday, 16 August 2018 12:49

For gods sake!!!!

For gods sake!!!!
Guest - Howard Reynolds on Tuesday, 21 August 2018 16:40

Just for the record: exactly a year ago, in the summer of 2017, United Utilities dug up Park Road from its junction with Scotby Road almost to Park Close. As a result, that section of road was closed. This year -- in July, 2017 -- United Utilities notified Scotby residents that throughout the summer, it would be at work in Park Road, Botcherby, in consequence of which this well-known Botcherby thoroughfare would be closed from Park Close to the junction with Montgomery Way. It even provided a little map, showing (a) the closed section of road west of Park Close and (b) the eastern diversionary route along Park Road from Park Close to Scotby Road, and thence the A69 junction.

BUT: United Utilities has not dug up Park Road from Park Close to Montgomery Way. Nor has United Utilities closed it. Instead, United Utilities has re-visited last year's scene of the grime and dug up Part Road east of Park Close, thereby rendering impossible any access to the diversionary route cited in its letter.

Scotby residents were assured by road signage that further information was available online from http://unitedutilities.com/carlisle. Perhaps predictably, that website didn't exist and so a 404 error was returned. Only latterly has a query been re-directed to http://unitedutilities.com/cumbria.

United Utilities is very evidently incapable of distinguishing east from west, and Scotby from Botcherby, but at least a measure of relief is to be found in the thought that, thankfully, it isn't in charge of a brewery to which all in the Wetheral Parish Council area are now cordially invited for a celebration.

The next time the Parish Council has dealings with this enterprise, it might, perhaps, trouble itself to remind United Utilities that under the terms of its operating licence, UU is obliged, by the regulator, to communicate promptly, clearly, and accurately to all households likely to be impacted by works it may be intending to undertake in their vicinity. Failure to do so is never taken lightly.

[b]Just for the record:[/b] exactly a year ago, in the summer of 2017, United Utilities dug up Park Road from its junction with Scotby Road almost to Park Close. As a result, that section of road was closed. This year -- in July, 2017 -- United Utilities notified Scotby residents that throughout the summer, it would be at work in Park Road, [b]Botcherby,[/b] in consequence of which this well-known Botcherby thoroughfare would be closed from Park Close to the junction with Montgomery Way. It even provided a little map, showing (a) the closed section of road [b]west[/b] of Park Close and (b) the eastern diversionary route along Park Road from Park Close to Scotby Road, and thence the A69 junction. BUT: United Utilities has [b]not[/b] dug up Park Road from Park Close to Montgomery Way. Nor has United Utilities closed it. Instead, United Utilities has re-visited last year's scene of the grime and dug up Part Road [b]east[/b] of Park Close, thereby rendering impossible any access to the diversionary route cited in its letter. Scotby residents were assured by road signage that further information was available online from unitedutilities.com/carlisle. Perhaps predictably, that website didn't exist and so a 404 error was returned. Only latterly has a query been re-directed to unitedutilities.com/cumbria. United Utilities is very evidently incapable of distinguishing east from west, and Scotby from Botcherby, but at least a measure of relief is to be found in the thought that, thankfully, it isn't in charge of a brewery to which all in the Wetheral Parish Council area are now cordially invited for a celebration. The next time the Parish Council has dealings with this enterprise, it might, perhaps, trouble itself to remind United Utilities that under the terms of its operating licence, UU is obliged, by the regulator, to communicate promptly, clearly, and accurately to all households likely to be impacted by works it may be intending to undertake in their vicinity. Failure to do so is never taken lightly.
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