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 Takhar’s shop and began digging it up. They set up temporary traffic lights to either side of the premises.