Last week, our pictures of a lorry going the wrong way down Dunster Road and mounting the kerb outside the entrance to Castle School brought an apology from Taylor Wimpey to local residents. Although this was portrayed as one off breakdown in communications, people living nearby continue to witness lorries travelling in both ways along Park Road, in one instance reversing at speed until finding a space to perform a 3 point turn.
Commenting on last week’s incident in Dunster Road, Taylor Wimpey Technical Director Philip Court told local resident William Quibell: “We have undertaken an investigation with the companies concerned and establish exactly where the breakdown in the system occurred. Following our investigation we have sent a formal warning letter to the company responsible for this error. We can assure you that we take our responsibilities towards health, safety and the environment extremely seriously and we maintain stringent procedures and policies to manage our site operations.”
As our pictures show, it seems a few more companies contracted by Taylor Wimpey are due to receive formal warning letters. The driver of the lorry reversing into the lane told one Park Road resident he was perfectly entitled to be there as there was no weight limit in force.