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Andrew Griffiths says Council is “deeply disappointing” over bridge works

Friday 29th September 2017 (Andrew Griffiths)
Andrew Griffiths says Council is “deeply disappointing” over bridge works

Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths has pronounced the County Council’s response to complaints about the work on St. Peter’s Bridge “deeply disappointing”.

The town’s MP held urgent crisis talks with Staffordshire County Council Chief Executive John Henderson following complaints from businesses and residents, but has said that the outcome of those talks has been “inadequate”.

Andrew said: “The Council’s response following my urgent talks with the Chief Executive has been deeply disappointing and simply inadequate.  They have not come forward with a single new idea to bring the completion of the project forward even by a day.

“While Mr Henderson sits in his air conditioned office in Stafford, businesses in Burton are losing their livelihood.  He needs to pull his finger out of his backside and get more workers on the bridge.  I want to see workers there overnight and on a Sunday.  There are no feasible reasons why this can’t happen.

“I want to assure businesses and residents that I am not going to let this drop and I will be on to the council every day until they demonstrate clear and concrete ways in which they can complete this project quicker than planned.”

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