A council could claim damages against the company replacing streetlights in Cambridgeshire – and compensation demands may snowball.
Swavesey parish councillors lodged a complaint about Balfour Beatty to Cambridgeshire County Council over delays and mess associated with replacing lights.
Minutes of the last parish council meeting in May said it was “agreed that when the works have been completed, a letter to be sent to Balfour Beatty expressing the council’s dissatisfaction with the appalling service and to request compensation.”
The company has vowed to complete the work by the end of June and the county council has apologised over the year-long saga in a letter to the parish authority.
Parish Clerk Linda Miller said: “What councillors are going to do is wait to see if the work is completed as promised at the end of the month and if not we would then think about a claim for compensation. This is not just a problem for Swavesey. I have meetings with parish clerks and they all talk about the mess these works have caused.”