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Artists anger as contractors pour concrete on to front garden in Bitterne
1:00pm Sunday 22nd September 2013 in News
WHEN he opened his front door at his Southampton home Adrian Boswell used to see a green lawn and flowers.
Now his front garden has been turned into a concrete jungle, following a mix-up with builders.
They say Adrian gave them permission to dump waste cement on his lawn at Manor Farm Road in Bitterne.
But the 52-year-old says that is not true and is threatening legal action.
The row started, said artist Adrian, when company L & S came to his house to deliver 5.5 cubic metres of concrete for an extension on his house.
But when L & S turned up with excess concrete Adrian came out of his house to find that the waste had been spread over his front garden. It has now hardened after being there for three weeks.
The company that hired L & S to do the job, Covers, claim that they understood an agreement was made between Adrian and L & S for the wastage to be deposited at the house. They also claim that attempts to contact Adrian have been unsuccessful due to him not answering his phone.
Adrian said: “I ordered some concrete from Covers for an extension on my house, who had hired L & S to do the delivery.
“One of the people working for them turned up four hours late and said that it was too late to take back their leftover concrete.
“So they put it all over my front garden, but told me that they would remove it and that I would be compensated. It has not been removed yet, and I’ve given them every chance to.
“After they had dumped the concrete on to the garden I told them that what they were doing was illegal but they just looked at me and said: ‘I can’t take it back now’.”
L & S have declined to comment.
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