|Southern Water Signs of Failure|
They don't just keep Southampton City Council on their toes. Southampton Independents keep utility companies working for you.
Members of our Redbridge team twice spotted the same water leak over the last week. The sign in the photo above claimed that Southern Water were aware, and that the leak would be fixed by 13th December.
|In Winter this will ice up|
|A dangerous path|
|Another dangerous path|
|School children and elderly people walk here|
|Elderly people walk here - ICE danger|
Southampton Independents Councillor Andrew Pope said:
|Councillor Andrew Pope|
"This is a serious and urgent safety issue for Millbrook residents.
The Water Regulator CCWater said in September this year that Southern Water were the worst performing water company for the FIFTH year running. So it is perhaps not surprising that they haven't fixed this problem on time.
The leak is near a block for elderly residents. And next to a very well-used path on a main road in Millbrook. Southern Water have tried to blame Vodafone, so why did they put up the sign telling residents it would be fixed - and it hasn't.
They have apologised to me and said it will be fixed.
I will continue to pressure Southern Water and other utility companies to protect Millbrook residents, just like I did four years ago when Southern Electric lost the power to hundreds of homes in the area. I forced them into an apology and won compensation."
Redbridge campaigner and Leader of Southampton Independents Denise Wyatt said:
"Southampton Independents was formed by local residents so that they can work together on the problems they face.
Activists like Andrew and I help to solve problems like water leaks and power cuts. We help residents to have better and easier lives, despite the failures of Labour-run Southampton City Council and the Tory Government.
What issues are important to you where you live in Southampton?"