Residents of Brechin’s Dundas Park have been left frustrated trying to find the owner of a hole which was dug over 18 months ago.
The hole, made to allow Scottish Water access to a collapsed sewer, has remained open despite no work having been carried out for a number of months.
One resident, who wished to remain anonymous, claimed: “I do not know when the hole was first dug but it was over 18 months ago.
“We have tried to find out who is responsible for the hole but no-one will admit to it being theirs.
“The hole was dug to allow Scottish Water to carry out work on Angus Council land yet none of these companies will admit to it being their responsibility.”
The hole has become such a feature in the street that it is claimed that children have been seen playing with in the hole during the summer months.
“The barriers have been lying flat on the ground for months now,” they added.
“When the snow comes the hole will become far more dangerous. Someone could easily walk across the ground and not realise there is a hole there.”
When the Brechiner contacted the council it was explained that they would be in contact with Scottish Water and would have the protective fencing reinstated, which has since been done.
On Tuesday members of both Morrison’s and Scottish Water visited the site of the hole however, the resident claims that they were informed that the hole was dug after a drain cover collapsed due to the snow but neither company would admit responsibility for it.
A Scottish Water spokesman said: “We will resolve this matter as soon as possible. We are grateful to customers for their patience.”
A spokesperson for Morrison Construction has contacted the Brechin Advertiser to confirm that they had no part in the digging of the hole.
The company have stated that although they had attended the scene of the hole they had done so only out of kindness and to help solve the situation but that they were in no way connected, or responsible, with the hole.
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Tuesday 18 June 2013
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