Safer New Forest Partnership warning over cut-price driveway resurfacing

Daily Echo: Warning over cut-price resurfacing Warning over cut-price resurfacing

COUNCIL chiefs are urging residents to beware of workmen offering to resurface their driveways at cut-price rates.

Old people living in the Hythe and Holbury area are being targeted by cold callers claiming to have material left over from jobs they have done “down the road”.

The workmen are offering residents a written quote and the right to cancel within seven days.

But the Safer New Forest Partnership (SNFP), which includes the district council and other organisations, says it is concerned about the quality of work and possible lack of after-sales service.

The SNFP is urging residents to keep a protective eye on elderly or vulnerable neighbours.

Councillor Jill Cleary, Cabinet member for housing and communities, said: “If you’re thinking of having any work done, including resurfacing of your driveway, it pays to deal with reputable local tradesmen who, if something goes wrong, will return and sort out the problem.

“Always get a number of written estimates for any work, along with a description of what the work will entail and how it will be done.”

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11:34am Wed 6 Feb 13

SaintM says...

Thats the councils job
Thats the councils job SaintM

3:54pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Niel says...

SaintM wrote:
Thats the councils job
What to lay drive's instead of the pikeys?

Given the state of Hampshire's Road's following operation 'resiliance' I recon the ****'s probably do a better job!
[quote][p][bold]SaintM[/bold] wrote: Thats the councils job[/p][/quote]What to lay drive's instead of the pikeys? Given the state of Hampshire's Road's following operation 'resiliance' I recon the ****'s probably do a better job! Niel

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