The work along Station Road to move power cables underground finished some time ago but the road has remained closed to allow BT to do work on their cables. Many of you will have noticed that there has been little or no evidence of any work being carried out since the power cable work. We are now told that BT are due to finish by 9th July.

It also appears that there is no prospect of planning permission for the flood relief work being granted before MDDC's planning committee meeting of 5th September.

Given these circumstances, Catherine Boyak, the Mayor, has managed to get agreement that the road will be re-opened when BT have finished and will only be closed again when planning permission has been granted and Network Rail are ready to start their work. We cannot be sure of the exact date yet but will post news of it as soon as we can.