Please help and offer advice!!

Hi sorry its me asking for help again!

I had a dropped kerb completed on my property and unsure whether they have actually finished or not so I rung the council and they said it should be done. But they placed a plank of wood between my drive and the kerb and there is a gap between the two so am confused whether the council still have to complete the rest or not. So I rung the council and was told that I have to get a builder in to take the wood out and complete the rest etc.... I have attached a photo and would be so grateful if someone could tell me what I should about this; should I do it myself or get back onto the council?

I would be very grateful for any help or advice anyone could give me!!

Thanks so much!

15 Comments

Original Poster

http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/8535/dsc03422ub4.jpg

OMG thats awful, get whoever did it to sort, thats shoddy to leave it like that.

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Alfonse;3252712

OMG thats awful, get whoever did it to sort, thats shoddy to leave it … OMG thats awful, get whoever did it to sort, thats shoddy to leave it like that.



yeah the council said they will get back to me but not sure whether they would or not though! had to pay nearly £900 for it as well!

they must come and finish it, they cannot expect you to pay someone else to finish what they have already been paid for..... get them rung again..

Get on that phone and don't give up, i'd be going nuts

Phone them back and tell them that they have left it as a trip hazard and you are just making them aware that if someone does indeed trip they are liable.

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Den38;3252846

Phone them back and tell them that they have left it as a trip hazard and … Phone them back and tell them that they have left it as a trip hazard and you are just making them aware that if someone does indeed trip they are liable.



thanks for all the replies i will ring them again. wanted to make sure this is the councils job to do or mine? they led me to think that it is mine despit paying them for the job!

If they fail to sort it out soon then go to your local A+E and do a deal with someone who has a broken leg/arm etc..

Tell them to put a claim in and go halves, I know someone who did a similar thing and got awarded over £3,000

Can't say I agree with them but they hadn't rectified a certain known crack in a pavement for years...!!!

did the council do the work if i was y i wouldnt put a claim in unless there is a trip of mor then 40mm deep but as its kerb line u cant trip over it so u wont win claim sorry to tell u this but that is the council highways rules of a trip hazzerd any info give me a shout

keep hounding them to come back and fix the job that YOU paid for!!

Den38;3252846

Phone them back and tell them that they have left it as a trip hazard and … Phone them back and tell them that they have left it as a trip hazard and you are just making them aware that if someone does indeed trip they are liable.



Do what Den38 suggested. Just make them aware you could sue them if someone fell over. Should speed things along nicely.

shauneco;3252935

If they fail to sort it out soon then go to your local A+E and do a deal … If they fail to sort it out soon then go to your local A+E and do a deal with someone who has a broken leg/arm etc..Tell them to put a claim in and go halves, I know someone who did a similar thing and got awarded over £3,000Can't say I agree with them but they hadn't rectified a certain known crack in a pavement for years...!!!



:w00t:

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shauneco;3252935

If they fail to sort it out soon then go to your local A+E and do a deal … If they fail to sort it out soon then go to your local A+E and do a deal with someone who has a broken leg/arm etc..Tell them to put a claim in and go halves, I know someone who did a similar thing and got awarded over £3,000Can't say I agree with them but they hadn't rectified a certain known crack in a pavement for years...!!!



willber;3252991

did the council do the work if i was y i wouldnt put a claim in unless … did the council do the work if i was y i wouldnt put a claim in unless there is a trip of mor then 40mm deep but as its kerb line u cant trip over it so u wont win claim sorry to tell u this but that is the council highways rules of a trip hazzerd any info give me a shout



:giggle: lol like willber said it is difficult because it is the line going into my property so i guess if someone would fall over that would be me lol

Original Poster

hiya guys thanks for the replies!!

I have done what you have suggested and have rung again and explained again and he said he will come out today to have a look at it, not sure what there is to look at though because surely that would have been part of the job anyway, but at least hes coming out to look at it which is a good start. will update you guys when he comes round!!

thanks rep left for you guys!

Original Poster

hi
just wanted to thank you guys for the help and advice you offered. had a visit from a guy from the council and he said i was right to ring up and enquire about it and they will be back next week to take the wood out and fill the gap because they need to order in the red tarmac! hopefully things will go ok from here!

thanks ever so much for the help!!! :thumbsup:
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