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Shambles Street Businesses "Forced" To Close

Thursday August 21 2014

BUSINESSES on Shambles Street were "forced" into closing on Wednesday after their water supply was turned off.

The town centre street - which has been closed one way due to the demolition of the library - is also undergoing water mains repairs near Town End roundabout.

Claire Paskell, whose son Tom runs Be Premiere Hair, said: "There was no water supply from 11am until 3pm so we had no choice but to cancel appointments.

"It's left us out of pocket. We were only told about it on Monday. Apparently they're allowed to do it on 48 hours' notice but it's very frustrating as we can't do a thing about it."

A spokesperson for Yorkshire Water said: "It is our policy to notify customers 48 hours before we plan to interrupt their supply so they can make alternative arrangements.

"There will be no further interruptions to the supply."

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Reply Posted by Ash Clark on Thursday August 21 2014 at 15:56
I think this is really bad. It's not a household that can go to a relative or friends, this is someone’s business that is has affected. People are struggling to keep smaller businesses up and running due to the high rent, rates etc and this scenario is not fair having to cancel appointments and effectively lose income!

Reply Posted by My hair stinks on Friday August 22 2014 at 22:04
Shut it

Reply Posted by Annymous on Sunday August 24 2014 at 07:55
For goodness sake it was off for a few hours for necessary maintenance work. Perhaps they should have left the old pipes till they burst then it would have been off for days...................

Reply Posted by clare on Sunday August 24 2014 at 19:22
could have done it on a sunday when it was quieter

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