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Council assesses landslip damage

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: January 01, 2014

  • From left are C.C.Highway Network Manager Jeremy Edwards,Residents Sue Rogan, Ian Craft, Tish Velva, Lyn Edwards, County Cllr Calstock/Gunnislake Dorothy Kirk, C.Cllr Portfolio Transport and waste- Bert Biscoe, Geoff Brown.

  • DAMAGE ASSESSMENT: Calstock resident Margaret Hermine-Timmis with Cornwall Council's highway network managerJeremy Edwards in the remains of her garden.

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RESIDENTS met with Cornwall Council on Monday to discuss the way forward following a dramatic landslip at Calstock.

The council completed a structural assessment of Lower Kelly Road on Monday to consider how to replace the wall and repair the highway following a landslip of 20 metres of the road on Christmas Day.

During the meeting with Calstock residents, the council agreed to fund transport for the residents affected by reimbursing hired cars.

The council will arrange independent structural surveys of the five properties opposite the landslip and Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) has put contingencies in place.

Sue Rogan, of Lower Kelly, who lives alone, said: "The slip is right in front of me and obviously we feel a bit nervous in our houses – it happened two feet in front of my gate.

"Everyone is supporting each other and offering each other help.

"People are trying their best in a bad situation."

CFRS will test all the hydrants along Lower Kelly Road and establish a list of equipment at the boatyard, including portable pumps, ladders and hoses.

All properties along the stretch of road have now been visited.

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  • pilgrimpete  |  January 01 2014, 10:33PM

    How much will he council be paying out for the cost of hire cars, get teams working straight away, give people work so they earn money, less profit for hire companies and less burden to the taxpayers, cant someone take charge and get it done

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  • pilgrimpete  |  January 01 2014, 12:06PM

    like I said earlier, meetings, discussions, viewings, debates, who does what, how long before work starts, how long before its finished, Japan and America rebuild roads and flyovers in weeks/months, we cannot even deal with a small landslip in a short amount of time. I look forward to the news item stating its repaired & open, but I expect I will have a summer holiday first

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