Search

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

Archant

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.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

36 minutes ago
NHS unions have called off industrial action

NHS trade unions have suspended industrial action due to take place across London on Thursday.

NHS
The Docklands Light Railway in Beckton. Picture: PA Wire/John Stillwell

Transport union RMT has cancelled a strike that was due to start tomorrow at 4am.

London
Liam Byrne MP at New Vic college encouraging students to vote in May

More than three million young people will have their first opportunity to vote in May’s general election – but students at New Vic Sixth Form college say politicians must do more to regain their trust.

Holocaust survivor Rudi Oppenheimer, centre, at the Old Town Hall, Stratford

Seventy years on from the end of the Second World War, the Holocaust remains fresh in the memory of one survivor.

Lister Community School

Most read news

Emergency declared as blizzard is expected to dump up to 24 inches of snow.

With 100 days to go until the General Election we decided to give it a try.

Twitter is taking on WhatsApp and Instagram with new features to make the app more social.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder