Firm ordered to repair new paving

Scene setter of path on Westgate. 091C
Scene setter of path on Westgate. 091C

BOTCHED repair work on an area of the brand new paving in Grantham’s Market Place caught the eye of astonished staff at a nearby business.

Chris Edwards, of Martin & Co, contacted the Journal this week, shocked by the damage.

However, Lincolnshire County Council’s highways department says the cement is a temporary solution used by electricity company Western Power following emergency works.

Area highways manager Mark Heaton said: “As part of the new Streetworks Act, they are obliged to restore the paving to exactly the same standard and with the same materials. We have already contacted them to ensure they complete this as soon as possible.”

Western Power must complete the work by Friday, February 10.

The £1.6 million regeneration project was completed in August.