Jump to content
We’re excited to announce the forum is under new management! Details to follow.

Amey At It Again

Recommended Posts

 

To be fair, if you look at the earlier Sep 2015 images of that street you can actually see them doing the tarmac work, and the slabs that still remain look awful. Most look broken. Presumably they were working to requirements from the council? Imagine the uproar if they'd spent 100k on new slabs on every little backstreet, it's bad enough when they spend money on things in the town centre.

 

Everyone seems to be crying foul, but Amey may well have the right to do what they want with the materials being taken away, and any embezzlement by their staff is Amey's problem, not that of the council.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
What a farce this wants stopping now, our council should get involved because they have employed this company. Amey are robbing the Sheffield council in more ways than one but they just can't be bothered to do anything about it.

 

The problem is there probably isn't anything they can do about it. It wouldn't amount to breach of contract so legally the council will have few options. The problem is privatisation in the first place. Privatisation means loss of accountability and transparency. For example Lazarus could make a Freedom of Information request to ask what happened to the stones. If that request went to a Council they would have to respond. If it went to Amey they could cite commercial confidentiality and refuse to respond.

 

Tory controlled Bath and North East Somerset have just handed their social care and mental health services to Virgin. This is madness. Enough privatisation already. Vote out privatisers at the next opportunity.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The problem is there probably isn't anything they can do about it. It wouldn't amount to breach of contract so legally the council will have few options. The problem is privatisation in the first place. Privatisation means loss of accountability and transparency. For example Lazarus could make a Freedom of Information request to ask what happened to the stones. If that request went to a Council they would have to respond. If it went to Amey they could cite commercial confidentiality and refuse to respond.

 

Tory controlled Bath and North East Somerset have just handed their social care and mental health services to Virgin. This is madness. Enough privatisation already. Vote out privatisers at the next opportunity.

The coping stones that kicked off this thread were stolen by some kind of manager at Amey, then proceeded to lie about, saying only three were left after the other seventeen were stolen by other unknown people. The coping stones had been in situ for over fifty years until someone at Amey took a fancy to them and then around £2,000 worth of stone coping went.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The coping stones that kicked off this thread were stolen by some kind of manager at Amey, then proceeded to lie about, saying only three were left after the other seventeen were stolen by other unknown people. The coping stones had been in situ for over fifty years until someone at Amey took a fancy to them and then around £2,000 worth of stone coping went.

 

All credit to you for highlighting it. SCC are hardly perfect, but having worked for them I would find it very unlikely that this would happen under SCC management.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The coping stones that kicked off this thread were stolen by some kind of manager at Amey, then proceeded to lie about

 

Stolen in a personal capacity, rather than for the company?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seen some of these stones disappear few at a time from canal towpath under Attercliffe footbridge.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Drove past here today and all the original coping stones on the wall to the left have gone, and have been replaced by horrible looking new ones.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Stolen in a personal capacity, rather than for the company?

 

I think it was a personal theft.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you seen how many York stone slabs have been removed in Greystones by Amey? Thousands and thousands of pounds worth.. I get the feeling someone or a few Amey workers have some nice new rather valuble fresh patios...

They have killed the look of Greystones..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

good for you Lazarus those coping stones have been there for generations when the farm was there more than 70 years ago Amey should put back any damage they have done and leave well alone :help:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I contacted the Star but because I declined a photograph at the wall, the story was shelved. I have contacted the council but they don't seem bothered APART from Cllr Jayne Dunn who's Chair of Housing and she has instructed Amey to return the stones but I think they have already been sold on.

 

Well, the Star are rubbish then.

 

This is as bad, if not worse, than the Rustlings Tree scandal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.