Bad news for the local dogs and their owners and the first taste of what the Supersewer works will be like.
An unspecified contractor working for Thames Water will be cordoning off most of the East side of Crossfields Green from tomorrow for eight days. They will be digging two trial trenches, working 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. It looks like a couple of the parking bays in Coffey Street will be suspended for good measure.
It’s not really clear why this is necessary though the notification implies it is a follow-on from previous ground investigations work. Nor is it clear precisely where the trenches are being dug, but it seems inevitable that two thirds of the space overlooking Deptford Church Street will be inaccessible while it’s going on. ‘Sections’ of the grass area will be reseeded afterwards.
James Avant is the Thames Water Project Manager. He can apparently be contacted on 0800 0721 086.