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Rubery councillor calls for hole to be filled in on Cofton Hackett road

Harry Leach 9th Jul, 2018

A RUBERY councillor is calling for a large hole in a pavement to be filled-in to avoid serious accidents in the future.

Coun Peter McDonald believes the hole on East Works Drive, in Cofton Hackett, is extremely dangerous because it has been left open for nine months or more.

He said: “The area is busy with heavy traffic and residents are having to step into the road to avoid the hole in the pavement.

“There are a number of young families and children who use the area and it will only be a matter of time before there is a serious accident.

“Persimmon, who are responsible for the mess, are deaf to local residents concerns and have not even answered emails of concern from myself.”

He added it was time the housing developer took its duty of care seriously before there was a serious accident.

“Surely filling a hole cannot be that difficult to do and certainly does not need nine months to plan.”

But Persimmon Homes Central disputed Coun McDonald’s claims.

“Our work in this area finished around two years ago, therefore we are not responsible for the current excavation,” added a spokesperson.

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