Public exhibition on water works in Herstmonceux

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Residents of Herstmonceux are being invited to a public exhibition to find out about South East Water’s plans to return to resurface a section of Gardner Street this summer.

The drop-in session is being held at Herstmonceux Village Hall between 3.30pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday July 2.

Last year a new section of water pipeline was installed, but the newly laid road surface has not lasted as long as expected so the company is returning on July 28 for five days to finish the job.

Chris Love, delivery manager at South East Water, said: “We are sorry to be returning to the area so soon after we completed work to install the new pipeline, however, it is extremely important that we replace the sunken area of Tarmac to ensure the safety of motorists and the general public. We hope that by carrying out this work over the school summer holidays, disruption will be minimised as traditionally traffic flows are lighter during this period.”

To ensure the safety of both motorists and workers, temporary traffic lights will be used along Gardner Street, between the junctions with West End and Chapel Row. While the work is carried out, some parking bays and the village bus stop will be suspended.

Chris continued: “We know some residents in Herstmonceux and commuters who pass through may have questions or concerns about the work so we urge them to attend the exhibition where their queries can be answered by the project team. We would like to thank residents and motorists in advance for their patience and co-operation while we carry out this very important work and I apologise for any disruption caused.”