River Tees - dangerous cable!!!!

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Garry
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Re: River Tees - dangerous cable!!!!

Post by Garry » Mon May 19, 2014 10:00 am

Got this from Openreach (bit of BT that owns and maintains teh local cable network) this morning after I flagged it to them - will see what happens:-

"Hello Garry

We’ve got your email, thanks.

Your reference number is 4638189.

I won’t be coming back to you personally but will be making sure we get your request for help across to one of our specialist Case Handlers just as soon as we can. They’ll be back to let you know what the next steps will be.

You shouldn’t need to contact this email address again but just in case you need to update us if something really important happens and your Case Handler’s not around please make sure to include your reference number so that we can get back to you quickly.

Best wishes
Hannah



Hannah Ward
DSO & HLC Front Office
Openreach
Web: www.openreach.co.uk
"

kendokiddy
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Re: River Tees - dangerous cable!!!!

Post by kendokiddy » Mon May 19, 2014 10:17 am

Good stuff Garry. Openreach still haven't replied to my email, and I phoned them to report and they said someone would come back to me but as yet no one has. Good to know someone has had a bit of progress!!

Craig

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Re: River Tees - dangerous cable!!!!

Post by Jim Pullen » Sat May 24, 2014 3:46 pm

Saw this for the first time today, would be lethal for a club paddle in high water! There's 5 thick cables hanging at head height the entire length of the bridge.

A guy from Openreach turned up as we were leaving. I think they under-estimated the job! He was scratching his head and on the phone to his bosses as we left, muttering something about not being Spiderman!
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Re: River Tees - dangerous cable!!!!

Post by Jim Pullen » Sun May 25, 2014 6:37 pm

Jim Pullen wrote:A guy from Openreach turned up as we were leaving. I think they under-estimated the job! He was scratching his head and on the phone to his bosses as we left, muttering something about not being Spiderman!
Fair does to him, he must have found his spidey skills because all the cables have been roped back up and tied to the bridge.

No longer an issue.
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Re: River Tees - dangerous cable!!!!

Post by kendokiddy » Tue May 27, 2014 12:52 pm

Well done that BT man! Would have been a job and a half for one bloke on his own!

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