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Green Street closure causes disruption for retailers

10:42 02 September 2014

Damage to the road surface in Green Street

Damage to the road surface in Green Street

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Retailers and motorists suffered severe disruption last week as a section of Green Street was closed when a part of the road collapsed.

The street was closed on Wednesday last week at the junction with Shaftesbury Road and Boleyn Road, and traffic diverted, as a utility company fitted a gas supply to a property.

It was reopened on Saturday morning but traders said the road closure had affected business.

Begum Hussain, of Rehana Fashions, said: “No one came around and it was quite dead actually. We are having problems in this road all the time, on and off, but we have no choice. It affected everybody.”

She said the closure also caused parking problems.

Sehban Kahn at Daata Jewellers said: “The street next to our shop, where there is parking, became a main road so the parking was closed. Our business was down by 50 per cent.”

Fulcrum Connections said poor weather during ground works resulted in cracks in the newly laid road surface.

A spokesman said: “We consulted with the local authority and closed the road on Tuesday to ensure that safety around the area was not compromised.

“Our teams worked extended hours to complete remedial works as quickly as possible, with the road being reopened on Saturday.”

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused, particularly to those who have been directly affected.”

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