Sedgemoor’s prestige legacy project ‘Northgate Yard’ is looking a little less prestigious this week…well, if you could see it at all as the dark nights draw in and the lights remain off. The disruption caused to residents during the construction phase has been made worse by months of failure to fix the street lights on the pathway that links Anson Way to Northgate. Such was the catalogue of failed deadlines that ward councillors raised the issue with Sedgemoor Portfolio Holder Cllr Mark Healey who assured the Full Council meeting they would be sorted by Monday 11 October. Sadly, or maybe inevitably, not only weren’t the lights fixed (instead works were timetabled for 2oth October) but the lights on the other access route (Blacklands to Mount Street) then went out leaving both paths around the site in darkness. Ward councillors again immediately demanded action and were told that this would be next day. But residents are losing patience . Ward Councillor Brian Smedley visited the site again this evening and then again wrote to SDC and Wilmott Dixon demanding that someone takes responsibility.
“Dear SDC and Wilmott Dixon
Residents, despite being kept informed by ward councillors about progress and response, are not happy and some are taking to social media to shame the council, Wilmot Dixon and local councillors. That is a situation I’m sure none of us want for such a prestige legacy project as this one.