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Angry residents have blasted a neighborhood council for not clearing up a mountain of rubble and concrete left exterior properties for six months.

Tempers have grow to be “frayed” for individuals residing in St Denys Road, in Southampton, Hants, who declare a landslip has left an ugly mound of unsafe detritus blocking the walkway and it is not been moved since round ‘Christmas time’.

A big chunk of the pavement has additionally collapsed, forcing the closure of 1 lane on the street to accommodate pedestrians and restore work which has led to elevated site visitors.

Rafal Krasowski, 39, mentioned locals had been indignant as a result of the mess nonetheless hadn’t been cleared, and workmen had solely been on web site “a couple of times”.

Mr Krasowski added: “They have only come here to put the fence and scaffolding up. It is not safe, and I now must be very careful with my dogs when I go outside.

“I used to be at work when the landslip occurred, however I assumed it was going to be fastened round Christmas time. It is unusual nothing is being carried out as everyone seems to be affected by it, not simply us residents.

“There are now longer queues of traffic outside, more than there was before, and it is horrible.”

Robin Burt, 47, who’s a resident within the block of flats nearest to the rubble mound, mentioned: “I have seen no one here doing the repairs, apart from when the scaffolding was put up. It is annoying that this has been going on.”

Southampton City Council has confirmed the pavement will probably be repaired in the summertime, however based on Katherine Barbour, inexperienced councillor for Portswood, the shortage of progress has had a “detrimental effect on air quality” for locals due to the ready site visitors.

Cllr Barbour mentioned: “The impact on this neighbourhood is enormous, in poorer air quality, lost productivity and frayed tempers. The council has had five months to bring parties together to sort this and there is still not a resolution with dates set out.”

The space has been suffering from roadworks for a number of months, however the finish is just not in sight because the repairs to the bridge are anticipated to final six to eight weeks this summer time.

A selected date is but to be confirmed by the council.

Councillor Eamonn Keogh, cupboard member for transport, mentioned the council has been working carefully with Network Rail and different stakeholders to make sure repairs are undertaken.

He mentioned: “Works haven’t been able to take place up to now due to a complex mix of liability and underground services relocation requirements that needed resolving.

“It was obvious from the outset {that a} key constraint was to securely handle the reinstatement of excessive voltage and low voltage electrical energy mains that had been affected by the collapse of the wall and floor.

“There will be several weeks of on-site works following commencement.

“In the meantime, the council is aware of how site visitors can sometimes build-up approaching the St Denys Road junction, so has carried out all it might to regulate site visitors sign timings and is routinely monitoring the scenario day by day.”