Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Roadworks affecting local trade
Published 13/04/14



THE owner of a Henley off-licence says he has lost more than half his trade since roadworks started near his shop.

Karan Takhar says footfall at Takhar Wine Mart in Greys Road has dropped by about 60 per cent in the past five weeks.

Southern Gas Networks is replacing the gas mains and services beneath the street as they have reached the end of their useful life.

It says the metal pipes must be replaced with plastic ones to ensure they do not leak and that the new pipes will last at least 80 years.

On March 3, contractors closed a 50m stretch of road a few feet east of Mr Takhars shop and began digging it up. They set up temporary traffic lights to either side of the premises.

There are two parking places outside the shop but Mr Takhar said customers were afraid of obstructing traffic while pulling in and out.

He said: “Ive noticed a big drop in trade for as long as those works have been going on. The pavement is clear but people who normally come by car have told me theyre scared of parking here in case they block the road.

I took this shop over from my father six years ago and Ive never seen it this empty. Its really making things difficult for us.

I know the work has to be done but I wish they would hurry up and finish it.

No one has said anything to us about how long its meant to go on for or when its going to end.”

When the work began, Southern Gas Networks said it could last up to 12 weeks.

Southern Gas Networks said two letters were sent to every household and business in Greys Road before the work started.

A spokeswoman said the work was running ahead of schedule and the road should re-open by Thursday.

She said: “Wed like to reassure the local community and road users that weve been doing everything we can to minimise disruption, including working at weekends where appropriate, to complete this essential work as quickly as possible.

We would like to thank everyone for their ongoing patience while we carry out these essential works.”

The company will be returning to carry out further replacement works in Greys Road and Queen Street in the autumn. It has promised to give advance notice when a date is confirmed.



Published 13/04/14

MOST POPULAR
Dog walker forced to scrub pavement
New shop front plan attacked
Video: Hundreds cram on bridge for reopening
Town centre defibrillator unveiled
Reprieve for shop front
New plans submitted for historic shop front
Florist is rising star at business awards
Leader of SODC passes away
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Prince Andrew attends RAF Benson ceremony
Henley College praise students' achievements
Housing plan delay setback
Brakspear take over The Henley Brew House
Award for app that speeds up networking
Loan boosts skate park construction
Bron and Bird unite for Martini Days
Twins upset by theft of mountain bikes
Oasis garden wins Henley in Bloom title
Competition to showcase Henley photos
Video: Arson attack on bloom basket
Boss backs weightlifters to be best in the world
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Hawks make it four in a row
Hawks hit top spot with bonus point win
Henley CCs last chance to win ultimate prize
Scratch golfer hits seven birdies to win Cup
Five-star Chandler shines for Nuns
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717