Residents have their say on water connection works

Lindfield High Street. Picture by Steve Robards
Lindfield High Street. Picture by Steve Robards

Lindfield residents have been given the opportunity to have their say on plans to close the village high street for a month in order to complete the connection of a new £1 million water main.

A team of engineers from South East Water held a drop-in session on Tuesday evening (March 21) at the King Edward Hall.

It was attended by residents, shopkeepers and other traders who also met with contractors from Clancy Docwra to ask questions about essential work.

Local people raised concerns about the road signage that will be put in place during the roadworks to ensure it is clear to customers that the village centre will be open for business as usual when a small section of the High Street is closed for four weeks near All Saints Church and a diversion for through traffic comes into force.

Closure of the B2028 at the top end of the High Street outside Lindfield Place will enable the completion of outstanding work to connect and test a new large diameter drinking water main that was laid three years ago but is not yet operational.

Chris Love, South East Water Delivery Manager, said: “We are listening to the concerns of local traders and will do everything we can to ensure the road signage we put in place stresses Lindfield is open for business as usual during these important works.

“That includes the newspaper, magazine and radio advertising we are taking out. We want people to know that South East Water is supporting local businesses and that we naturally regret the disruption this work will cause.”

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