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May-05-2006 @ 9:42 AM                           Permalink
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Reading the the responses to the tolls issue a forum member made mention to BESL who in my opinion have actually made the problem at St Olaves worse. in the contractors own words the planners have not got a clue and are trying anything to make it work no matter what the cost is. I feel this is where all that wasted money is going

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May-05-2006 @ 9:54 AM                           Permalink
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Fortunately the problems created by BESL are not solved by BA money. It is an Environment Agency issue, it's their money, or ours as tax or fishing licence payers.

The costs of the New Cut must be spiralling! What a cock-up!

Jenny Morgan, the Oulton Bard!

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May-05-2006 @ 11:17 AM                           Permalink
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Having travelled down the New Cut on Weds, it would be nice if the contractors at least finished off the current c**k-up they have made of the area.

Channel is narrower than before.

Wire baskets, still not secured properly, or even filled fully. Lids left open for wildlife to get trapped in etc.

De-masting moorings, with new quayheading, badly damaged and ripped away in many places.

As a self employed IT consultant, I know that if I left a job half done, or as badly done as that, I wouldn't get paid.

I sincerely hope that not a penny more of taxpayers money goes to this company until they at least finish off the current mess and tidy up.

Keith

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May-05-2006 @ 11:37 AM                           Permalink
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Totally agree with your reply.  If they had asked for the help of us boat men who work the river and yards or even given us one third of the money we could have done a far better job

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May-05-2006 @ 8:40 PM                           Permalink
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Keith,

I was told the reason for not filling the baskets is because they are too heavy and sinking. Gasp

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May-06-2006 @ 1:09 AM                           Permalink
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Andy,

Obviously something wrong in the design stage then  Gasp  however, what stops them from closing the baskets half full, crunching them down half full, or even better still removing them and doing the job better?

I still can't believe that public listed companies, paid with taxpayers money get away with this kind of shoddy work.

Keith



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May-06-2006 @ 7:40 PM                           Permalink
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If they shut them and put that plastic looking grass on, like they have on some of the others,it wouldnt look too bad, but its still very poor.

Andy

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May-07-2006 @ 1:09 AM                           Permalink
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Andy,

I fully agree, it would still be half the job done, but better than it is now.

I wonder how this is going to play out over the next few years, when the situation can only get worse.

What really amazes me, is that the company concerned, have their base on the doorstep of the worse piece of work on the Broads. I really can't see their advertising boards staying there for long.

Keith


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