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Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
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Anyone else go through Edgbaston tunnel on the canal path near Five Ways regularly? The lights in the long tunnel have been out for weeks. I reported it to the council on 2 July using the number on…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob not Bob Oct 4, 2012.

 

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Rob not Bob replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"belated response to this inane tripe, I work for BCC and I have not taken a day  sick in years, I have also not had a pay rise in three years and I will not be getting one this year. Like the majority of public sector workers I do a hard and…"
Oct 4, 2012
Kristan Webb replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Haha, I did the same thing on the way in, only you beat me to it! They also seemed to be clearing the weeds on the opposite side... so perhaps the tow path will be improved shortly! Kris "
Oct 4, 2012
Leon Lewis replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
":-) I usually just put my spotlight on - or take my sunglasses off!"
Oct 4, 2012
Jon Tutcher replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Hi Everyone, Cycling to University today and saw this (finally): "
Oct 4, 2012
david.cherry replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
" Due to economic conditions, the light at the end of the tunnel has been temporarily turned off."
Sep 26, 2012
Natasha Sweet replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"That's good! Let's hope they are true to their word."
Sep 26, 2012
Kristan Webb replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"The council have replied:  In summary, the new fittings are expected on 3rd Oct and they have booked a barge with the Canal and River Trust for the 4th. Now the next problem to sort out is how to stay mud free (or as near as possible) when…"
Sep 26, 2012
CKS replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Where I work we get 5 days a year paid sickness and that's it. If you take any more then you don't get paid. Nobody ever does though, they just come in and infect everybody else!"
Sep 25, 2012
Klaus replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Re BCC andl sickness absence: " I don't want a sick note, doc; I know I work for the council, but I'm not like the rest of them, I wanna get back to work.......""
Sep 24, 2012
Ian-C replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"If its the one on the Harborne walkway with the corrugated metal tube at the start no lighting and plenty of broken shards of glass. As for Edgbaston tunnel I went that way on the way home from bike train last Friday went from light to pitch black…"
Sep 24, 2012
Sarah-Jane replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"At least it's got lights - Galton Bridge Tunnel is a pit of Stygian Doom, even on a sunny day and the towpath surface is in a bad way. On the way back to Brum, the path takes a handy sharp left out of the tunnel, perfect for someone coming the…"
Sep 24, 2012
Robert replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"At least it has some lighting.   There is none at all under SpagJ on NCN535 or under the variable geometry tunnel on the Harborne Walkway (under Hagley Road, I think).   I saw a cyclist almost fall off after loosing his balance…"
Sep 24, 2012
Kristan Webb replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Just a quick update that the Canal and Rivers Trust have given this response (as an aside to another query):  Which confirms that it is the Council's responsibility and they are trying to assist them! I will chase the council…"
Sep 24, 2012
LS replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Nearly 3 months to change a light bulb. Is it any wonder cycle infrastructure is so poor."
Sep 24, 2012
Natasha Sweet replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"This is maddening. I last called BCC on 5 September and was assured by Graham MacNicol that this would be fixed within 2 weeks. I actually have stopped commuting down there now as I have a new job in a different area, but obviously they…"
Sep 24, 2012
Robert replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"On Saturday a girl on a bike emerged from the tunnel crying and rubbing her shoulder, presumably because she couldn't see where she was going (I certainly can't; I just keep the light at the end dead ahead)."
Sep 24, 2012

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I started cycling to work in March 2012. Much better than the train - literally a breath of fresh air! I tend to use the Worcester & Birmingham Canal towpath a lot.

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