Gas leak on driveway causes concern

Gas leak on driveway causes concern

Gas leak on driveway causes concern

First published in Echo News by

A WORRIED resident, who has had gas leaks outside his home for years, has been given no guarantees the problems won’t continue.

Barry Layzell, of Grove Road, Rayleigh, says he has had a gas leak on his driveway four times in the past four years, including the latest, which began three weeks ago.

Mr Layzell, 69, is worried about the safety of children at nearby Grove Wood Primary School, which is just up the road.

He said: “We have had a gas leak and had trenches outside our house for three weeks. My driveway is like a patchwork quilt. We’ve had mud everywhere for weeks. They were trying to establish where the leaks were.

“The guy who came along to fix it said the water was bubbling where the gas was coming out.

“The supervisor at National Grid said to save me any more inconvenience he was going to fill the holes in.

“They are filling the holes until they can get a gang out to establish where the leak is.”

Mr Layzell, who lives about 100 yards from Grove Wood Primary School, said the smell of the gas has been so bad that concerned passers-by have raised the alarm.

He said: “We had such a bad smell of gas – you could smell it two or three hundred yards away.

“I had two people knocking on my door about it.”

Raymond Miller, from National Grid, said he couldn’t be sure if the problem might recur.

He added: “We have been called a number of times to reports of gas escapes in Grove Road,

Rayleigh and on each occasion we have been able to repair the escape.”

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3:31pm Fri 14 Dec 12

perini says...

Tell 'em you're a smoker - that might chivvy them up a bit!
Tell 'em you're a smoker - that might chivvy them up a bit! perini
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4:44pm Fri 14 Dec 12

jolllyboy says...

One hand not knowing what the other is doing or no-one wants to do it cos it's hard to find a leak ? Do your job - a leak is a leak and is dangerous. If it really had been fixed and there are repeated leaks (if you can believe it !) then the pipes are rubbish and all need doing.
One hand not knowing what the other is doing or no-one wants to do it cos it's hard to find a leak ? Do your job - a leak is a leak and is dangerous. If it really had been fixed and there are repeated leaks (if you can believe it !) then the pipes are rubbish and all need doing. jolllyboy
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8:37am Sat 15 Dec 12

Brunning999 says...

If it is on your land tap it and use it!
If it is on your land tap it and use it! Brunning999
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