‘Bedlam’ for businesses

Thursday, 6 July 2017

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ONGOING work upgrading the power supply network throughout Ballymoney town centre is causing "bedlam" for local businesses since work commenced on Saturday June 24 according to one trader, with another saying that people were not properly consulted.
However an NIE Networks spokesperson said that 334 customers in the affected area were informed about the £250,000 upgrade, with an information day being held in the Town Hall in April.
The work has caused disruption to businesses and taxi drivers and has blocked pedestrian pathways, with access to a public telephone box also being blocked.
Mark Steen, owner of the Candy Store on Church Street, claimed they were not properly consulted about the work being done and was not told of the limited accessibility customers would have to their business. Mark said, "Access to our shop on Tuesday morning was completely blocked. The construction workers told us before work had begun that we would have total access. This was not the case.
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