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Move a Virgin Media green street cabinet

2001chavezl
Tuning in

We have a Virgin Media street cabinet directly in front of our drive which we need moving as it is partially blocking access to our driveway (by almost a metre). Please see pictures.

Aside from it continuing to make it really difficult for us to get our vehicles on and off our drive, there’s been several near misses by us and visitors as the cabinets are not very high and difficult to see when attempting to reverse while also trying to avoid other vehicles already on the drive.

I should mention that a pub used to stand where our house now is and the box was there prior to the house being built. The driveway was built with the house and no alterations have been made to the driveway. The pub was demolished and 4 semis were built in its place. Strangely, the cabinet was never relocated when the houses were built even though it was partially blocking access to one of the properties and the new layout/change to residential use.

If the box was relocated only a couple of feet to the right, we would have full access to our drive and the neighbours would be unaffected by this as the box would sit directly in front of their brick wall as the entrance to their drive is on the other side. It is a safety hazard due to its current location and it is only a matter of time before someone does drive into it and causes damage to not just the box and everything housed inside but also their vehicle.

Please can someone get back to me on this. Many thanks

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Alessandro Volta

If there is now a safety hazard, it was created by whoever exposed the cabinet by opening up the site and building a driveway around it.

Knowing how financially stringent the owners of Virginmedia are, they will not consider moving the cabinet without being paid the full costs including the compensation they will have to pay to customers for the disruption to their services.

And if their cabinet is damaged in a traffic collision, their standard procedure is to pursue the vehicle driver for the repair costs. 

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My name is NOT Alessandro. That's just a tag Virginmedia sticks on some contributors. Please ignore it.

The cabinet WAS legally placed years ago when the pub was there. There wasn’t a driveway then. The cabinet was up against a brick wall which was removed when the pub was demolished hence why it NOW poses a risk. It is really not that difficult to understand.

That’s your opinion.  Clearly it wasn’t factored in though which is the whole point…

 

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Alessandro Volta

All you have to do now is to get Virginmedia to spend thousands of pounds and disrupt the broadband service of many customers, through no fault of their own.

Good luck with that. Let us know how you get on. 

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My name is NOT Alessandro. That's just a tag Virginmedia sticks on some contributors. Please ignore it.

Goodness me, what a lovely human being you are. I honestly couldn’t care less what you think and I certainly don’t need to explain anything to you. If you don’t think health and safety of commercial aircraft is something that is taken seriously, I assume you never get on a plane. I’m sorry to tell you it actually does matter that the land was redeveloped. If you don’t believe me, I suggest you speak to someone with legal experience because it’s quite clear some of you don’t have any…unsure what wild claims you are referring to. I think I would know given I personally know the people that have had near misses with said cabinet because of its location and that is precisely why it’s a potential safety issue. It’s quite clear that is too much for you to get to grips with though. The facts and evidence are there. You can’t argue with photographic evidence but more importantly, the fact VM has since reviewed the information I sent to them via email and acknowledged just from the images there is a potential risk so are now sending someone out to carry out a full assessment AT NO CHARGE. But I suppose you are still going to try and argue your ridiculous and unfounded point because you have nothing better to do?!

That is silly the angle the picture was taken. It is a standard entry driveway.

They will probably recover the costs from the developer as clearly VM shouldn’t be out of pocket. But VM actually carry out the work. The developer cannot do this obviously. 

Like I said, they’ll likely recover the costs from the developer as I wouldn’t expect them to be out of pocket clearly. As for peoples broadband service being disrupted, that can hardly be helped if there is a potential safety issue but surely you understand that. Might I add I am a virgin media customer myself so my service would be affected too however if it means preventing an accident in the future, I’d suck it up and other people would have to aswell (or maybe not from some of the comments!). Again, any customer compensation for temporary loss of service would have to be recovered from the developer, not VM.

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Alessandro Volta

Well, let us know how you get on. 

- jpeg1
My name is NOT Alessandro. That's just a tag Virginmedia sticks on some contributors. Please ignore it.