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On Wednesday 3rd June, Phases 2-4 were completed. The lanterns we placed atop the new poles, the new main was connected and the old lamp posts were removed.
The operation was not without problems. The SSE workers needed to plug their wiring and pipework detector into my power supply and they suspected that the old main might run underneath my garden. Thankfully, it just missed so the garden remained intact.
Phases two and three went without a hitch.
Phase four was difficult for them. The old posts were so heavily embedded in deep-set concrete that they could not be uprooted. The solution was to saw them off below ground level.
I was so very happy, when I returned from work at midnight, to find my street fully illuninated.
Hampshire County Council have informed me that the surfacing of the footway, phase five, will commence on 15th June and last approximately one week.
Local residents and other pedestrians will be able to walk safely.
Once more . . .