Monday, 29 July 2013

Bus shelters: Now you see them, now you don't.

Another almighty cock-up by the council

Even after ignoring the controversy over whether it would have been better and cheaper to refurbish the previous brick built shelters rather than demolish them and install temporary new ones, the council still couldn't get it right.

Read the unfolding bus shelter story in the Chester Chronicle.

Photo supplied by J Murray
However, whilst the article mentions a dispute regarding some unfinished electrical works it doesn't highlight the fact that electrical works were not part of the original contract with the supplier.

Photo supplied by J Murray
Neither does it mention that initially the bus shelters were delivered wrong way round (I.e. exit at left rather than right end). The supplier stating that the council specified them that way and the disputed £10k is for remedial work due to council's poor specification.

So what we appear to have is a council ordering the wrong bus shelters then expecting the supplier to pay for their mistake and for work not specified in the original contract.

It became such a farce that once again the council ended up in the Rotten Borough pages of

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