News - Hedge Cutting to Rural Section of Muscliffe Lane and Throop Road in Bournemouth

NEW - 7th September 2012

NEW - 7th September 2012

E-mail Reply from Councillor Ron Whittaker
7th September 2012
RE: Velocity Patcher

Stuart.

Thank you for getting back, really hope nothing now alters the timetable, both Muscliffe Lane [rural section} and Throop Road are in real need of treatment, certainly have waited long enough.

Many thanks,
Councillor Ron Whittaker

E-mail Reply from Stuart Best - Street Services Manager, Technical Services, Bournemouth Council
7th September 2012
RE: Velocity Patcher

Dear Councillor Whittaker

The familiarisation training for the operatives who will be using the skid steer machine is being held on Monday and Tuesday of next week (10th and 11th September). Providing all notices are in place, and road closure applications are approved, we aim to commence work week commencing 17th September 2012.

I have passed the details relating to the hedges to my colleague Andy MacDonald in our Parks Department.

Please let me know if you require any further information.

Kind regards,
Stuart Best
Street Services Manager, Technical Services, Bournemouth Council

E-mail Reply from Councillor Ron Whittaker
7th September 2012
RE: Velocity Patcher

Stuart,

Need please update as to when the long promised works are due to commence, especially in the rural section of the lane.

Same time can you please secure a hedge pruning as the growth is now well into the lane and in places restricts one's visibility, this being a designated cycle route and yes horses to the River Stour and dozens of daily walkers.

Yes now some urgency is required please.

Councillor Ron Whittaker

E-mail from Stuart Best - Street Services Manager, Technical Services, Bournemouth Council to Councillor Ron Whittaker
16th August 2012
RE: Velocity Patcher

Dear Councillor Whittaker

I am pleased to inform you that we now have the new piece of machinery with us, a little later than expected but this was due to some mechanical modifications that were required to accommodate the planer attachment. Due to the technical nature of the machine our Health and Safety policies dictate that our operatives are required to undertake familiarisation training, this is booked for early September 2012. Therefore, I would predict that we will be on site mid-September. I apologise for the further delay but Street Services must ensure that this piece of equipment is used correctly and that our operatives hold the correct certification.

Please let me know if you require any further information.

Kind regards,
Stuart Best
Street Services Manager, Technical Services, Bournemouth Council