Glandford business owner left angered by road closure

A business owner said he is fearful of the impact a road closure could have on his newly opened business.

Marc Sangster, co-owner of the Art Caf� in Manor Farm Barns in Glandford, has even sent an email to the Prime Minister asking for help.

UK Power Networks are closing Blakeney Road in the village for four days, from June 25-28 to enable them to install a new connection to the electricity network. During the closure, there will be limited access from one direction only.

Mr Sangster says the road leads right up to the coast and runs right past him and so its closure is set to have a detrimental effect.

He said; 'We are likely to lose all revenue during this period, reliant as we are on passing trade, and the warning signs are already deterring passing traffic. There are seven other small businesses around us that are equally worried.'

Mr Sangster, also claimed they had not been consulted about the work, which he said would have been better carried out at a quieter time of year. He said after calling UK Power Networks they had been offered a meeting but had not been told who would be there or what the meeting would be about.

A spokesman for UK Power Networks confirmed their lead field engineer was visiting customers. He said: 'We have liaised with the local authorities and due to the narrow road we have no choice but to close the road for the safety of the work force while we install the new connection. This is scheduled to last for four days though we will endeavour to complete this sooner if possible. We apologise to local residents for any difficulties this causes and will do our best to keep disruption to the local area to a minimum.'

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