Darwen culvert repair works to begin

IT is hoped work will soon get under way to repair a Darwen culvert that imploded during floods last summer.

Work must first be carried out to a building in Railway Road to make it safe for the repair works to be made.

Council bosses said they may have to force entry into 29 Railway Road if the building owners don’t make the repairs soon.

But Donald Forbes, who owns the property, said there had been delays due to his wife being ill.

The building was left in danger of collapse after a large hole appeared in the alley during heavy rain last July.

A blocked culvert had filled with water, causing more pressure than the rock tunnel could cope with and its ceiling collapsed.

A section 77 Building Act order was served on Mr Forbes and his wife on December 14, requesting they remove dangerous elements of the property so the culvert damage could be fixed.

But Mr Forbes said: “Things have been a bit difficult at the moment as my wife has been in hospital.”

Blackburn with Darwen’s executive member for Regeneration, Coun Dave Harling, said: “This is a potentially dangerous situation for those involved and we are awaiting a response from the owners so that we can resolve the matter as quickly as possible.

“Ideally, we would like to collaborate with the owners to cause as little disruption as possible to remove the dangerous parts of the outbuilding.

“As a last resort we may have to seek further legal advice to gain entry into the building to continue with the process of partial demolition.”

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9:17am Sun 3 Feb 13

Info-warrior says...

Its nothing to do with any road works or imploding culverts why people avoid Darwen...?
Its nothing to do with any road works or imploding culverts why people avoid Darwen...? Info-warrior
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6:09pm Sun 3 Feb 13

amazed says...

Well, if Friday afternoon was anything to go by, it was so busy it was difficult to park. Your comments are rubbish mate - you are probably from Burnley and have never been to Darwen!! Bear in mind, folks, that parking in Darwen is FREE - there are plenty of supermarkets, Sainbury's, Asda, Co-op. Lidl. Iceland and a excellent market hall which is under cover. Also nice pubs and SOME of the people are friendly./ What more do you want?
Not least three beautiful parks, Bold Venture, Whitehall and Sunnyhurst Wood with its Kiosk and Visitor Centre. Wonderful walks on the moors to Darwen Victoria Tower....I could go on!!
Well, if Friday afternoon was anything to go by, it was so busy it was difficult to park. Your comments are rubbish mate - you are probably from Burnley and have never been to Darwen!! Bear in mind, folks, that parking in Darwen is FREE - there are plenty of supermarkets, Sainbury's, Asda, Co-op. Lidl. Iceland and a excellent market hall which is under cover. Also nice pubs and SOME of the people are friendly./ What more do you want? Not least three beautiful parks, Bold Venture, Whitehall and Sunnyhurst Wood with its Kiosk and Visitor Centre. Wonderful walks on the moors to Darwen Victoria Tower....I could go on!! amazed
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6:37am Mon 4 Feb 13

Info-warrior says...

amazed wrote:
Well, if Friday afternoon was anything to go by, it was so busy it was difficult to park. Your comments are rubbish mate - you are probably from Burnley and have never been to Darwen!! Bear in mind, folks, that parking in Darwen is FREE - there are plenty of supermarkets, Sainbury's, Asda, Co-op. Lidl. Iceland and a excellent market hall which is under cover. Also nice pubs and SOME of the people are friendly./ What more do you want?
Not least three beautiful parks, Bold Venture, Whitehall and Sunnyhurst Wood with its Kiosk and Visitor Centre. Wonderful walks on the moors to Darwen Victoria Tower....I could go on!!
amazed wrote:Well, if Friday afternoon was anything to go by, it was so busy it was difficult to park.!! Bear in mind, folks, that parking in Darwen is FREE -

Then its a return bus ticket to either Bolton or Blackburn to do some shopping.
[quote][p][bold]amazed[/bold] wrote: Well, if Friday afternoon was anything to go by, it was so busy it was difficult to park. Your comments are rubbish mate - you are probably from Burnley and have never been to Darwen!! Bear in mind, folks, that parking in Darwen is FREE - there are plenty of supermarkets, Sainbury's, Asda, Co-op. Lidl. Iceland and a excellent market hall which is under cover. Also nice pubs and SOME of the people are friendly./ What more do you want? Not least three beautiful parks, Bold Venture, Whitehall and Sunnyhurst Wood with its Kiosk and Visitor Centre. Wonderful walks on the moors to Darwen Victoria Tower....I could go on!![/p][/quote]amazed wrote:Well, if Friday afternoon was anything to go by, it was so busy it was difficult to park.!! Bear in mind, folks, that parking in Darwen is FREE - Then its a return bus ticket to either Bolton or Blackburn to do some shopping. Info-warrior
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10:10am Mon 4 Feb 13

amazed says...

Info- Warrior wrote

Then it is a return bus ticket to either Bolton or Blackburn to do some shopping.

Your comment escapes me! Why spend money on bus tickets if you can get the majority of your needs in Darwen?

Explain yourself -sir or madam!!
Info- Warrior wrote Then it is a return bus ticket to either Bolton or Blackburn to do some shopping. Your comment escapes me! Why spend money on bus tickets if you can get the majority of your needs in Darwen? Explain yourself -sir or madam!! amazed
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