On 30 Oct 2008 at 4:36pm Frank Keys wrote:
Anyone got an update on Cliffe resurfacing. They're closing up a lot of holes, but they've done that before...is the route going to be open for the 5th?
On 30 Oct 2008 at 5:10pm Pearlie wrote:
Apparently finished by the 3rd. Though I think they might be doing something after the fifth. I'll check with my partner who apparently knows.
On 30 Oct 2008 at 6:23pm fireball wrote:
will be ready for the 5th . and yes it will be dug up again after the 8th
On 30 Oct 2008 at 7:32pm Lonely wrote:
I walked along Cliffe today and they were frantically covering up the holes in a most hurried fashion. I just hope the bonfire boys can cope with the Pope and not mope should he slope and elope needing a rope to tow him out of the sunken troughs.
On 30 Oct 2008 at 7:37pm Mr Bone wrote:
Who is Cliff and why is he resurfacing? It is coming back for the dead?
On 30 Oct 2008 at 7:59pm Northern Bigot wrote:
Very dry Bone? Any particular reason for youre anti Cliffe views?
On 30 Oct 2008 at 8:03pm Mr Bone wrote:
Not really, Bonfire's not my cup of tea but each to their own
On 30 Oct 2008 at 8:39pm Old Git wrote:
The man from the Highways Department that I spoke to last week - as he pushed his bike around the chaos that is the street outside the Gardeners Arms - told me that the contractors are planning a temporary "resurfacing", to be achieved by filling in the holes with sand and then topping them off with something that will survive until the Sixth.
It should be Ok say the contractors. But have they ever SEEN the goings on in the Cliffe High Street on the Fourth? Or the Fifth?
On 30 Oct 2008 at 8:56pm An Economist wrote:
Hopefully Pearlie is correct. When I walked home this evening they had sealed up the road opposite the Gardeners and there was just one small patch left near the entrance to Morris Road. The resurfacing looks pretty sh*te, but it is clearly temporary, and with a bit of luck will bear the weight of the Bonfire Boys and Gals.
On 31 Oct 2008 at 9:32am Nosey Parker wrote:
Fortunately Waterloo boys and gals do not go down there as their weight would certainly breach the surface
On 31 Oct 2008 at 10:07am sashka wrote:
I an sure the temporary resurfacing will be fine. After all you only have to look at St Nicholas lane to be reassured. The temporary surface there, was originally omitted from any plans, but following residents intervention, it finally appeared. its great, the fact that it blocked downwater pipes, ( flooding a cellar) and didn't cover the now trashed kerbs, and a bollard protecting a listed building disappeared,is little to worry about . (oh, apart from the damage to the listed building on the east side)
When the bonfire is over, I expect the very overdue work will finish promptly, because there is work in Market st starting in 10 days, and ESCC Highways officers have acknowledged that all the extra traffic created by the Cliffe pedestrianisation will have to go round Market St instead. The temporary patches there (outside Cobblers') have only been there for 5 or 6 years.
We could try a system operated in other towns, where insread of harassed residents, we have 'Councillors' who deal with these kinds of problems. i would mention it to Peter Gardiner, but he won't meet with anyone.
On 31 Oct 2008 at 11:08am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I'm probably quite wrong, but it feels as though they're always doing major roadworks somewhere in the town, and it often seems to be a bit of a panic getting them finished for the 5th. I seem to recall both the new sewer and the gas main that was laid in the precinct the following year gave rise to some anxiety.
I hope the temporary surface is smooth enough not to present too many trip hazards. Falling over with a flaming torch is no laughing matter, and it must be very difficult for the musicians, who have to look at their music rather than where they're putting their feet.
On 31 Oct 2008 at 12:01pm Pearlie wrote:
Ah yes, it seems acccording to the Highways Agency, patched up by the 31st cones removed etc and then cobbles put in sometime after 5th. Slightly vague, but I suppose that's government agencies for you.
On 31 Oct 2008 at 12:08pm pikelet wrote:
I recall the year when, days before the 5th, there was a gas leak up by the Kop Shop. That caused a whiff of panic and no mistake.
On 31 Oct 2008 at 2:43pm Mystic Mog wrote:
Nothing to do with highways agency, its ESCC.
The pedestrianisation will start next year.
On 2 Nov 2008 at 1:06am Lopster wrote:
ain't it lucky no one walks down The Avenue on the fifth - never get passed the 3000 holes - cones - and barriers for this is where all the road works in Lewes seem to be concentrated now - if it wasn't bad enough that houses on the paddock side are being turned into...into...into...well god knows what