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Update by Fenham Project Team

Good afternoon,

I would like to give you an update about our work within the Fenham Reservoir site.

The work had expected to be finished before now and to have left the site. Some issues have been encountered and some further works need to be complete, which means we will be on site for longer than anticipated.

We will be working until mid-November 2019 when we will demobilise the site cabins and leave the site for approximately six months. We will then return to landscape the site and do some final tidying up.

I’d like to thank you for your continued patience whilst we have been working on site.

If you have any question please comment below or alternatively use the contact at the top of this page.

Thanks

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Update by Fenham Project Team

Hello

Following our most recent post we are expecting a site delivery accessed via Linden Avenue on Friday 9 August 2019. If the unlikely event of any delay this delivery will be rescheduled for Monday 12 August 2019. 

When we have information on further dates, we will of course update you.

Best wishes

The Project Team 

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Update by Fenham Project Team

Good morning, following on from our most recent post we are now able to start reusing the access gates at Linden Avenue. We are expecting a couple of deliveries over the following week and our team will continue to keep you updated about future vehicle movements. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued patience and support during this work.

The Project Team 

 

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Update by Fenham Project Team

Good Afternoon Everyone

With immediate effect we are temporarily suspending all deliveries through Linden Avenue until further notice.

Kind regards

Project team

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Update by Fenham Project Team

Good afternoon, Following our from my last post on the 29th March, I’m posting to let you know that we will be bringing our first wagons back to the reservoir site to complete our essential work from Wednesday 10 April 2019.  As explained previously, work is expected to take up to 4 months to complete, however be assured we are working to complete this as soon as possible.

We will begin by bringing our cabins and associated materials that ensure they are safe and cater for the welfare of our staff, back to site.  As well as two 32’ cabins, a 2+1 toilet block, an effluent tank and stairs, we will also be brining on the watermatic unit and a generator.  We expect this will mean five or six visits to site, though as always, we will work to keep this to a minimum.  We expect to use the Linden Avenue access gate for all this work so will needs the same access levels as previously outlined.

This first phase will take place from Wednesday 10th April at approx. 9:00am and will run until 16:00 pm on Friday 12th April.

We will also need to bring 20’ cabin stores and materials to site shortly thereafter and expect these will follow within the next week or so, though we will communicate the actual dates when we know them.

As before, we will have staff presence at the gate to escort wagons on and off site. We will try and use the West Road entrance, where possible, for any smaller vehicles to minimise any impact and we will ensure the community portal is updated to keep you informed.

We hope that we can continue to work with yourselves and that we will be able to complete this work with minimal impact.

When we have information on further dates, we will of course update you.

Thanks 

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Update by Fenham Project Team

Dear Customer

Following our last post on 20th February, I’m writing to let you know that we will be returning to the reservoir site to complete our essential work from Monday 1st April 2019. The work is expected to take up to 4 months to complete, however be assured we are working to complete this as soon as possible.

We will be remobilising the working area from Monday and over the coming months this will involve bringing plant and machinery back to the site as required, with more specific dates for large deliveries via Linden Avenue to be communicated in due course. As before, we will have staff presence at the gate to escort wagons on and off site. We will try and use the West road entrance where possible for any smaller vehicles to minimise any impact and we will ensure the community portal is updated to keep you informed.

We hope that we can continue to work with yourselves and that we will be able to complete this work with minimal impact.

When we have information on further dates, we will of course duly update you.

Best regards 

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Update by Fenham Project Team

Hi everyone

Thank you for your co-operation over the last couple of weeks whilst we have been transporting materials from site. We really do appreciate you working with us in ensuring there were no vehicles parked in the immediate vicinity of our access point, this meant we were able to progress as planned. We are now nearly ready to leave site safe, and would like to provide a further update on our works schedule, so residents and locals are informed of our plan.

As previously noted, we are planning to be off-site until Spring when this final set of collections/deliveries are complete.  Deliveries/collections have been arranged for:

Tuesday 26th February between 09:00 and 16:00 – we will be delivering a final load of fencing bracing and collecting (via the same vehicle) a load of pedestrian barriers; the delivery/collection cannot be accommodated on a vehicle that can access via the West Road so we will require access via Linden Avenue.  We will have a staff presence at the gate as usual, to escort the wagon on and off site.

As you will now be aware, we do need larger vehicles to be able to safely and easily access and egress site, so we would ask that residents who normally park their vehicles within 30 metres of our access gates find an alternate parking solution on the day we need to get these vehicles to and from ste. As noted previously, we acknowledge that this may cause some inconvenience to residents, but this access route has been agreed by the local council and we do have to use it to transport the materials; there is no other way we can remove them from site.  

As noted previously, we hope that we can continue to work with residents and that we will be able to complete this work with minimal impact. Whilst we hope this support continues, if we cannot safely access and egress site with our vehicles then we will contact local police so they can support us by speaking with vehicle owners and ensuring the vehicles impeding access and egress are safely removed. We really hope this step won’t be necessary, but we will work with police if we have to, in order that we can ensure the safety of our people and our delivery partners - as well as of everyone and everything in the vicinity of our access point.

Best regards,

 

The Project team

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Update by Fenham Project Team

Hi everyone,

Thank you for your co-operation over the last couple of weeks whilst we have been transporting materials from site. We really do appreciate you working with us insuring there were no vehicles parked in the immediate vicinity of our access point, this meant we were able to remove a number of the large materials from site, which is great. We are progressing well with the planned works, and we would like to provide a further update on our works schedule, so residents and locals are informed of our plan.

We are planning to be off-site until Spring when the next set of collections/deliveries are complete, and we have some materials that need to be brought onto site to enable us to leave it safe.

Deliveries/collections have been arranged for:

Tuesday 5th Feb between 09:00 and 16:00 - the blocks being delivered cannot be brought to site on a vehicle that can access via the West Road so we will require access via Linden Avenue

Tuesday 5th Feb and Wednesday 6th Feb also between 09:00 and 16:00 - we hope the vehicles bringing this material may be able to go through the West Road access but may need to access via Linden Avenue

Wednesday 6th  Feb or Thursday 7th Feb again between 09:00 and 16:00 - we need to bring a telehandler onto site to enable us to position the above materials; we will then need to remove this from site.

Friday 8th Feb or or Monday 11th Feb- we plan to remove the telehandler from site.

Again, we do need larger vehicles to be able to safely and easily access and egress site, so we would ask that residents who normally park their vehicles within 30 metres of our access gates find an alternate parking solution on the days we need to get these vehicles to and from site. As noted previously, we acknowledge that this may cause some inconvenience to residents, but this access route has been agreed by the local council and we do have to use it to transport the materials; there is no other way we can remove them from site.  

As noted previously, we hope that we can continue to work with residents and that we will be able to complete this work with minimal impact. Whilst we hope this support continues, if we cannot safely access and egress site with our vehicles then we will contact local police so they can support us by speaking with vehicle owners and insuring the vehicles impeding access and egress are safely removed. We really hope this step won’t be necessary, but we will work with police if we have to, in order that we can ensure the safety of our people and our delivery partners - as well as of everyone and everything in the vicinity of our access point.

With best wishes

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Update by Fenham Project Team

Hi everyone,

Thank you for your co-operation on Tuesday 22 January; because there were no vehicles parked in the immediate vicinity of our access point, we were able to remove a number of the large materials from site, which is great; and your help in achieving this is appreciated.  We do still have a lot of materials to remove though, so we would like to provide a further update on our works schedule for removing the remaining cabins and other large site materials, so residents and locals are informed of our plan.

Collections have been arranged for:

Friday 25th from 9:30 am and both Monday 28th and Wednesday 30th from 09:00: remaining materials with size and/or weight constraints

Monday 28th after 09:00: collection of the generator

Tuesday 29th from 09:00: collection of the four 32’ cabins

We expect that this will see the vast majority of all materials that need to be transported through the Linden Avenue route safely removed from site.  If this changes, we will of course let you know as soon as possible.

Again, we do need larger vehicles to be able to safely and easily access and egress site, so we would ask that residents who normally park their vehicles within 30 metres of our access gates find an alternate parking solution on the days we need to get these vehicles to and from site.  As noted previously, we acknowledge that this may cause some inconvenience to residents, but this access route has been agreed by the local council and we do have to use it to transport the materials; there is no other way we can remove them from site.  

We hope that we can continue to work with residents on this and that we will be able to remove materials with minimal impact; this is also why we will limit removal to as few days as possible.  We didn’t manage to remove as much from site today as expected, due to some unforeseen logistical challenges, which we have now mitigated.

Residents’ support today was great as it allowed us safe and straightforward access to and from site, with no cars parked in the street area identified; thank you again.  Whilst we hope this support continues, if we cannot safely access and egress site with our vehicles then we will contact local police so they can support us by speaking with vehicle owners and ensuring the vehicles impeding access and egress are safely removed. We really hope this step won’t be necessary, but we will work with police if we have to, in order that we can ensure the safety of our people and our delivery partners - as well as of everyone and everything in the vicinity of our access point.

With best wishes

Project team

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Update by Fenham Project Team

Hi everyone

We would like to provide an update on our works schedule in relation to removing some of the cabins and other large site materials, and how we will move forward with this so residents and locals are all informed of our plan; we will also be popping letters through the doors of residents in Linden Avenue.

As you may know, we tried to remove materials and cabins from site pre-Christmas but were unable to ensure the safe access and egress of the large vehicles that are needed to transport these, due to the proximity of parked cars to our access gate. We appreciate that residents’ cars can normally be parked here without any access implications, as the majority of site traffic has been much smaller than the large wagons which we need to use for transportation of the above materials. However, we do now need larger vehicles to be able to safely and easily access and egress site, so we would ask that residents who normally park their vehicles within 30 metres of our access gates find an alternate parking solution on the days we need to get these vehicles to and from site.  

We acknowledge that this may cause some inconvenience to residents, but this access route has been agreed by the local council and we do have to use it to transport the materials; there is no other way we can remove them from site.  

We hope that we can work with residents on this and that we will be able to reach a solution together. At this point, the first planned date for removal of materials is Tuesday 22 January 2019 and we expect around 5 return trips across the day. We are making arrangements for another day of transportation too; we want to limit the impact of removal to as few days as possible - but this will depend on how quickly and simply we can access and leave site, so if there are delays on the day then it may take more than two days.

Whilst we hope we can work with you locally to ensure the safe access and egress of the vehicles, we have taken advice from the local police as well as the Police Community Support Officer. Their feedback has been that if we cannot safely access and egress site with our vehicles then we should contact them so they can support us by speaking with vehicle owners and ensuring the vehicles impeding access and egress are safely removed. We really hope this step won’t be necessary, but we will work with police if we have to, in order that we can ensure the safety of our people and our delivery partners - as well as of everyone and everything in the vicinity of our access point.

When we have information on further dates, we will of course update you here.

With best wishes

Project team

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