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Long Rock accessibility or the lack of it therein

Discussion in 'Everything else' started by ibrowze, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. ibrowze

    ibrowze Senior Member

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    I'll just start from recent events around January 14th 2016. [​IMG]
    The above happened and Cornwall Council were alerted. They did nothing to fix the damage and a week later it had deteriorated into this....... [​IMG]
    I contacted Network Rail who flapped about a bit and then didn't follow up [​IMG]
    And here you can see the damaged footpath adjacent to the former Mexico crossing, spot the train [​IMG]
     
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  2. ibrowze

    ibrowze Senior Member

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    So as if that's not enough blockage in Long Rock let's have a look at the obstacles en route to the above photos [​IMG]
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    This carrier is parked up delivering
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  3. sparky

    sparky Authoritarian Staff Member Administrator

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    is the footpath along the beach still closed @ibrowze ?
     
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  4. ibrowze

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    The path is still closed until Cormac decide otherwise, the notice threatens til August.
     
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  5. sparky

    sparky Authoritarian Staff Member Administrator

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    that will be nearing towards the end of Summer! that's a disgusting amount of time to take to make a decision?
     
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  6. ibrowze

    ibrowze Senior Member

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    This is the kind of thing that has been happening since local decision making was hijacked and reinstalled in Truro. I think the best Long Rock can hope for is a speed bump in the village to prevent a nasty accident where Trescoe Rd meets the main road and that's probably not even on the table yet. I wonder if they've updated the info yet. I tried phoning Colin Bayes number below and went straight to an answer machine message recorded by a woman who doesn't seem to have any presence on the Cormac website. Further inaccessibilty.
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  7. Halfhidden

    Halfhidden Untouchable Staff Member Administrator

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    Yes I read the footpath was closed, but I assumed the work had been done and it was now open... Clearly not the case then.
    Holiday season is on us... they need to get their finger out
     
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    The toilets were bought by a local Long Rock construction engineer who would by now have been converting them into a beach cafe.
     
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    Halfhidden Untouchable Staff Member Administrator

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    On the topic of pavement parking you'll be pleased to learn that before the year is out parking fines will be issued to vehicles parked on pavements. I think we'll all be happier about that :)
     
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  11. Planet Penwith

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    The same can be said about the new Prom railings that were damaged by the "MASSIVE" storm a few months back. These hugely "strong" & "durable", railings purchased at "great expense", lasted a great deal of time..........(not!).
     
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  12. ibrowze

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    just rang the number highlighted in RED a few comments above. It's still going straight to answer machine so I left another message reminding HER that I left a previous message about a fortnight ago. Anyone else tried ringing the same number attributed to Colin Bayes?
     
  13. Planet Penwith

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    Hi ibrowze, I will ring that number tomorrow and see what happens.......a big fat answering machine I bet! Lol
     
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  14. Planet Penwith

    Planet Penwith Super User

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    Well I rang the number provided and guess what? Yep.....answering machine. Thinking maybe this Colin Bayes doesn't exist or has emigrated to Outher Mongolia, or even more outlandish, Devon!
     
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    01872-322375 is still going straight to answer machine. Just phoned 01326-563064 and spoke to a man who told me to ring back tomorrow as Colin Bayes wasn't in the office today.
     
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  16. Planet Penwith

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    Obviously being given the run-around! I wonder if you'd be allowed to do just that if you didn't pay your Council Tax!
     
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  17. ibrowze

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    Just phoned again and talked to Colin Bayes who told me that Gavin Henderson is the man to speak to on 01872 324891. So I phoned the number only to get an answer machine on which I left a message requesting when I could expect access to the footpath so I could reach the beach without getting my feet wet as currently the only way to the beach in front of the village is from the Long Rock car park and across the stream that enters the sea unless you want to clamber over the big rusty pipe which isn't ideal for families, pushchairs etc. Now Hey Presto Gavin got back to me pronto and I really couldn't understand the bureauspeak language regarding licenses and info and about how Network Rail are the ones who actually put the current band aid on the wall !!!
     
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  18. Planet Penwith

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    Ok, so basically they are passing the buck onto Network Rail...ok, phone NR? No wonder this country is hitting the skids & hardly anything gets done with all this bureaucracy! Ridiculous!
     
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    So here's an mp3 of what I managed to record of the conversation. It seriously beggars belief.
     

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  20. Planet Penwith

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    Gavin doesn't care, you can tell that from the tone of his voice. Not that complicated? Well sorry Gavin, it IS complicated, due to licence this, licence that! Apathy, excuses, passing the buck etc. NOTHING'S been done since Jan of this year...It's in Network Rail's (& Council's) interest to have this repaired.....one word, no sorry two words come to mind 1) ACCIDENT! & 2) LITIGATION! I don't mean someone falling over and injuring themselves, I mean a rail accident! All that train pounding of the ground by there can't do the ground stability any good! You're right, seriously beggars belief!
     
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