Severn Trent Water fined £56,000 for misuse of road closure powers in Shropshire

Severn Trent Water has been ordered to pay more than £56,000 for unnecessary disruption to the public on Shropshire Council’s highways network. It’s due to misuse of the statutory powers that enable utilities companies to close a road for work classified as “emergency/urgent work” without prior planning or notification. At Telford Magistrates Court on Monday […]

Collaborative working with cabling companies avoids further disruption 

Cheshire East Council and companies installing fibre-optic cabling are working together to minimise disruption so that homes and businesses can get connected to superfast broadband. The council’s highways service is ensuring that planned works to roads and pavements dovetail with the current roll-out of fibre-optic cabling in parts of the borough. This avoids the need […]


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