Repairs criticised after footprints are left in path

PUBLISHED: 09:00 03 April 2015

The covered drain in Clarence Road North.

The covered drain in Clarence Road North.

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'APPALLING' pavement repairs with footprints set in drying concrete and drain covers partly hidden were left by a contractor in Weston.

The footprints in Clarence Road North.The footprints in Clarence Road North.

The work was carried out in Clarence Road North by Colas on behalf of North Somerset Council’s contractor Balfour Beatty Living Places.

Mike Harding, chief executive of Clarence House which provides sheltered housing for people aged over 60, said: “The workmanship is appalling and if I, as a council taxpayer, am funding this then I am really not happy.

“The surface is now very uneven, which will be a particular hazard for older people.”

A council spokesman told the Mercury: “We have raised this with them [Colas] to make sure that all the ironwork was cleaned off at their expense.

“We are checking to see if this has been done. We are also asking why the marks appeared in the first place and why the area wasn’t being protected until the product has fully cured.”

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