All should have received latest ‘News’ update from Hs2.

There are further delays to the work and Relief Road excavations are now due to restart in mid September when plant will be on-site.

Before then a new crop of ‘little orange men’ will no doubt appear to make sure all fencing is in order and utility locations rechecked.

At Allens Orchard new works will begin 7th October by Western Power Distribution to underground the existing overhead powerlines that are currently strung on poles across the Allotments. The new cables will now be dug and installed along Allens Orchard and up to the Appletree Road junction and then along Appletree Road to the corner. This will require 2ft by 4ft trenching along the nearside of most of the length of Allens Orchard (where the Fence was meant to be??) – hand dug around tree roots opposite No.6 – and will take 2-4 weeks. Then it runs up the footpath to the Appletree Road Junction and across the A361. Some disruption is expected – particularly when trenching across A361 at Appletree Road junction which will require 3 way traffic lights for a while.

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