Compensation following Foulridge traffic chaos

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A donation of £300 will be given to Foulridge Parish Council following traffic chaos in the village.

We can announce that United Utilities will be handing over the money after a number of complaints were raised about work carried out on the A56 in August.

While it was understood that the emergency works were necessary, residents and councillors agreed that the job could have been conducted in a more efficient and costly manner.

And calls were made by resident Clive Holt (69) for a “small compensation contribution” to the parish council to help with a Sustainability project.

Chairman of Foulridge Parish Council Coun. Neil Barker said: “The parish council appreciates the donation of £300 from United Utilities and it will be put towards a community project.

“The parish council also appreciate the fact that United Utilities have acknowledged their poor performance regarding the work to repair the leak on the A56 but stress that it is just as important to ensure that there is a commitment to improve any future work.”

In a letter seen by the Colne Times, United Utilities’ case manager Michael Skilky apologised for “any inconvenience caused” and agreed that work “was not carried out to the high standards we strive for”.