Event celebrating the official opening of the new public square has been cancelled due to electrical problems

Bakers Arms event cancelled

Bakers Arms event cancelled

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An event to mark the completion of refurbishment work in a rundown area has been cancelled.

The celebration tomorrow afternoon at Bakers Arms organised by Waltham Forest council was set to feature live music and other entertainment after £3.3million was spent on improvements.

But electrical problems in the area mean large-scale works by UK Power Networks must take place, which could cause disruption.

A spokesman for the electrical company said: "UK Power Networks would like to apologise for the disruption caused by the emergency repairs in Lea Bridge Road, which have impacted on the planned event on Wednesday.

"We were alerted to a power distribution problem in the area on March 20 and have been working to replace a vital piece of equipment that will help maintain a safe and secure electricity supply for the future.

"Unfortunately the location of the fault has made the work more complicated than we would have liked."

The event is to be rescheduled later in the year. 

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3:44pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Dave mp says...

Another waste of money. Bakers Arms looks cleaner but is more dangerous now. Plenty of brown envelopes passed hands i bet.
Another waste of money. Bakers Arms looks cleaner but is more dangerous now. Plenty of brown envelopes passed hands i bet. Dave mp
  • Score: 6

11:00pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

What are they celebrating? Vandalism to Victorian buildings by painting antique stock bricks?
What are they celebrating? Vandalism to Victorian buildings by painting antique stock bricks? Villagecranberry
  • Score: 5

2:48pm Wed 26 Mar 14

everoptimistic says...

What electrical works? I have just come back from there and no sign of any. Incidentally, what has happened to the large artwork with three pillars that stood on the corner pictured. It was put there to mark the Millennium. Only 14 years on and it is deemed, presumably, redundant. And didn't there used to be some public toilets on the same site not many moons ago? Now that would have been a better use of 3 million. A few public toilets dotted around the borough so that the old and incontinent could go on a long shopping trip knowing that there would be some relief on the way.
What electrical works? I have just come back from there and no sign of any. Incidentally, what has happened to the large artwork with three pillars that stood on the corner pictured. It was put there to mark the Millennium. Only 14 years on and it is deemed, presumably, redundant. And didn't there used to be some public toilets on the same site not many moons ago? Now that would have been a better use of 3 million. A few public toilets dotted around the borough so that the old and incontinent could go on a long shopping trip knowing that there would be some relief on the way. everoptimistic
  • Score: 6

3:02pm Wed 26 Mar 14

everoptimistic says...

As an afterthought to my above comments. The light change at the pedestrian crossings is very long and the time allowed to cross is very short. Also, if you want to cross from Greggs to the brightly coloured properties (ie diagonally) it takes an age as you have to wait at one set of lights then at the other. I thought there was going to be a diagonal crossing here. The long wait will mean some pedestrians will dash across on red. Let's hope no accidents.
As an afterthought to my above comments. The light change at the pedestrian crossings is very long and the time allowed to cross is very short. Also, if you want to cross from Greggs to the brightly coloured properties (ie diagonally) it takes an age as you have to wait at one set of lights then at the other. I thought there was going to be a diagonal crossing here. The long wait will mean some pedestrians will dash across on red. Let's hope no accidents. everoptimistic
  • Score: 5

6:35pm Wed 26 Mar 14

SteveW1000 says...

Waiting to see the accidents caused by the removal of the bus bay outside Iceland, passing traffic moves to the opposite side of the road into the traffic heading towards Whipps Cross. How much will need to be dug up to allow promised cycle superhighway along Lea Bridge Rd? As for the public art work I've been told that it was damaged taking it down and it wont be re-installed.
Waiting to see the accidents caused by the removal of the bus bay outside Iceland, passing traffic moves to the opposite side of the road into the traffic heading towards Whipps Cross. How much will need to be dug up to allow promised cycle superhighway along Lea Bridge Rd? As for the public art work I've been told that it was damaged taking it down and it wont be re-installed. SteveW1000
  • Score: 3

10:05am Thu 27 Mar 14

Dave mp says...

SteveW1000 wrote:
Waiting to see the accidents caused by the removal of the bus bay outside Iceland, passing traffic moves to the opposite side of the road into the traffic heading towards Whipps Cross. How much will need to be dug up to allow promised cycle superhighway along Lea Bridge Rd? As for the public art work I've been told that it was damaged taking it down and it wont be re-installed.
Accident number one(?) happened earlier today, like i commented earlier this junction is now more dangerous.
[quote][p][bold]SteveW1000[/bold] wrote: Waiting to see the accidents caused by the removal of the bus bay outside Iceland, passing traffic moves to the opposite side of the road into the traffic heading towards Whipps Cross. How much will need to be dug up to allow promised cycle superhighway along Lea Bridge Rd? As for the public art work I've been told that it was damaged taking it down and it wont be re-installed.[/p][/quote]Accident number one(?) happened earlier today, like i commented earlier this junction is now more dangerous. Dave mp
  • Score: 2

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