UK Power Network do a U-turn and agree to add missing letters to Fordham road signs ’as a gesture of goodwill’

PUBLISHED: 16:31 06 November 2018

Our specialists from the 'You must be joking'  team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham

Our specialists from the 'You must be joking' team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham

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A utility company did a U-turn tonight and agreed to complete the job of re-painting road signs in Fordham near Newmarket after their earlier efforts left villagers seething.

Our specialists from the 'You must be joking'  team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham Our specialists from the 'You must be joking' team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham

A spokeswoman for UK Power Networks (UKPN) said: “As a gesture of goodwill we have arranged to carry out additional work, to improve the visibility of existing road markings for all road users,”

Their statement is aimed at bringing to a week in which bemused residents questioned how contractors managed to only re-paint road markings in the precise spot where they’ve been working.

It left the village with a plethora of road markings that make a mockery of any semblance of joined up working when roads need digging up by any number of agencies.

The spokeswoman had earlier said: “Contractors working on behalf of UK Power Networks have completed new cable work under various roads in Fordham and resurfaced where work had taken place.

Our specialists from the 'You must be joking'  team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham Our specialists from the 'You must be joking' team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham

“This included reinstating the letters and white lines. The remainder of the words and lines outside our work are always the county council’s responsibility.”

One resident asked: “Who finishes the job?” as he pointed to Mildenhall Road and Collins Hill where most of the partially completed signs can be found.

The county council said it had held emergency talks with UK Power Networks (UKPN).

County councillor Joshua Schumann described the markings a “ridiculous” and thanked the residents who “highlighted this absolute farce”.

Our specialists from the 'You must be joking'  team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham Our specialists from the 'You must be joking' team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham

He said: “This was part of some utility work by UKPN.

“They are only responsible for replacing the road markings where they are working, however, we have visited the area this morning and, after discussing this with UKPN they are arranging for the road markings to be finished.”

He thanked his colleagues Julia Heffer and Mark Goldsack for their help “in get something sorted”.

Our specialists from the 'You must be joking'  team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team FordhamOur specialists from the 'You must be joking' team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham

Our specialists from the 'You must be joking'  team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham Our specialists from the 'You must be joking' team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham

Our specialists from the 'You must be joking'  team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham Our specialists from the 'You must be joking' team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham

Our specialists from the 'You must be joking'  team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham Our specialists from the 'You must be joking' team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham

Our specialists from the 'You must be joking'  team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham Our specialists from the 'You must be joking' team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham

Our specialists from the 'You must be joking'  team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team FordhamOur specialists from the 'You must be joking' team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham

Our specialists from the 'You must be joking'  team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham Our specialists from the 'You must be joking' team joined forces with the 'You can't make it up' section with assistance from the 'would you Adam and Eve' crew to visit Fordham near Newmarket, where road markings have been refreshed following maintenance works. PICTURE: Team Fordham

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