Christmas Lights

Village News

160923 | "Waste of money" pavement-hogging Hayle pelican crossing pole disappears after just a few days - West Briton

"Waste of money" pavement-hogging Hayle pelican crossing pole disappears after just a few days - West Briton -

West Briton

"Waste of money" pavement-hogging Hayle pelican crossing pole disappears after just a few days
West Briton
Cornwall Council's highways department has again come under fire after new pelican crossing poles were installed in the middle of a pavement - only to be taken away again a few days later because they breached the law. Residents in Hayle were ...

[Hayle and Angarrack news | Google]

"Waste of money" pavement-hogging Hayle pelican crossing pole disappears after just a few days

By wbchris | Posted: September 23, 2016

The new crossing pole lasted one weekend before being removed.
Comments (0)

Cornwall Council's highways department has again come under fire after new pelican crossing poles were installed in the middle of a pavement - only to be taken away again a few days later because they breached the law.

Residents in Hayle were dumbfounded after the crossing apparatus was plonked in the middle of the pavement at the crossing on the road leading from Lidl into the town centre, obstructing the route for mobility scooters, pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Local resident Maria Ellis, who first noticed the obstruction last Friday, said: "It beggars belief. I couldn't believe my eyes when I walked past with the dog and noticed it.

"Has anybody actually thought about it? Public services are being cut left, right and centre but they still find money for this?


Now you see it...

"It's in the middle of the pavement so if you have a mobility scooters or a wheelchair you have to go onto the road to get past."

Ms Ellis immediately raised the issue with council leader John Pollard and to her astonishment, found it had been removed when she walked past on Monday.


Now you don't

"It's such a waste of money," she added.

"I've been told that the man responsible for our roads within the council doesn't drive and hasn't got a car which says it all after what's happened in Lelant. But he must have eyes and be able to walk so how did this even happen?"

A Cornwall Council statement said: "The stub post on the site was renewed as part of our ongoing replacement programme. The stub post was replaced in the same position where it had been since 1999 however it was recognised that the site no longer meets the current Disability Discrimination Act and the regulations that followed and so the stub post was removed on Monday.

"The main post cannot be removed without the entire crossing being removed. This will not be done without serious consideration given how much the crossing is used. We will be reviewing the situation to see what can be done."

Now you see it...
"Waste of money" pavement-hogging Hayle pelican crossing pole disappears after just a few days

Book page

TitleCreated
PA17/10265 | Listed building consent to replace existing plastic gutters and down pipes with aluminium seamless ones. - 15 Steam 2 days 19 hours agoBook page
Condition 3 discharged | PA17/06782 | Submission of details to discharge condition 3 in relation to decision notice 1 week 1 day agoBook page
171027 | PA17/10301 | Submission of details to discharge condition 3 and 4 in relation to decision notice PA17/06782 - Land NW O 1 week 3 days agoBook page
171027 | PA17/10300 | Application for non-material amendment to application PA17/06782 (Erection of a new dwelling and detached 1 week 3 days agoBook page
171101 | New £50 season ticket for overnight parking in selected Council car parks – Cornish Stuff 2 weeks 3 days agoBook page
171102 | New Home Bargains store opens in Hayle on Saturday after multi-million pound investment - Cornwall Live 3 weeks 11 hours agoBook page
171009 | Officers Report| PA17/06782 | Erection of a new dwelling and detached garage. | Land NW Of 5 Grist Lane Angar 6 weeks 2 days agoBook page
171009 | Approved with conditions | PA17/06782 | Erection of a new dwelling and detached garage. | Land NW Of 5 Grist Lane Angar 6 weeks 2 days agoBook page
171002 | PA17/08038 | Outline planning permission with some matters reserved: Three bedroomed dormer bungalow plus turning space 7 weeks 1 day agoBook page
170909 | Well, on the plus side, it's more attractive than the current view ... | Stephen Cornish - Hayle Development Discussion 10 weeks 1 day agoBook page
1709 | 9,000 sq ft of newly built retail accommodation adjacent to a proposed Asda petrol filling station | Foundry Yard 10 weeks 6 days agoBook page
1709 | Highway Plans 11 weeks 2 days agoBook page

tags for 160923 | "Waste of money" pavement-hogging Hayle pelican crossing pole disappears after just a few days - West Briton