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Hi Lesley71

 

Thank you for posting on our community forum pages. 

 

We are sorry for any inconvenience which has been caused by the installation of the box and for any disappointment experienced when discussing this with our colleague.

 

When deciding where to position street equipment there are many considerations to take into account including permission from local authorities.

 

Do you have a photo of the box that you could post so that we can take a look?

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@Lesley71 wrote:

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i went away for Easter and on my return there was  a small grey box  fitted by Virgin in the middle of my driveway wall. The workers were in fact not finished but despite my protests carried on with putting it in the middle. I don’t believe anyone has been linked to the box as yet. It is the only box in the street situated in the middle of a house’s wall. 

I was in the process of getting my wall demolished and the kerb lowered outside my house (I’ve counted and 81 of 91 houses in the street have had this done). How do I get this moved please and quickly to stop any connections to the box being made. 

Thanks

 


VM will go for locations where there are adjacent boundry walls. As you have stated, most of the houses have had these removed which may have been part of the reason they picked yours. The box will be within the street service strip, so VM will not require a permit to put it there. Suffice to say, there may not be any customers connected yet, but that box is the centre of the universe for all the ducting in that street, so moving the box elsewhere will be expensive & time consuming.

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Furthermore, unless the cabinet is a health or safety hazard VM has little incentive to move it.

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I was told by the Local Police that parking in front of the Green box was illegal, and they stuck a notice (fine)? on the person parking there, when they came to a burglary down the road... any obstruction to the box being opened by engineers I presume. Like  fire hydrant?

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@Hamlet wrote:

I was told by the Local Police that parking in front of the Green box was illegal, and they stuck a notice (fine)? on the person parking there, when they came to a burglary down the road... any obstruction to the box being opened by engineers I presume. Like  fire hydrant?


Was it April 1st by any chance?

Unless there is a dropped kerb or recognised marked parking restrictions in the road there is nothing to stop you parking where you like. There is also nothing about obstructing “street furniture” in the Highway Code, & as for hydrants they are always being parked on. Most are not painted yellow anymore, so they just blend in with all the other stop valves in the street.

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LOL - read this in the Telegraph this past weekend!

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/katie-investigates/paid-virgin-media-16k-move-broadband-cabinet-dr...


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The fine may have been issued because apart from being in front of the NTL box, it had two wheels on the pavement..... and left only half a metre clearance for pedestrians/prams/etc. (between the box and the car  body ) Pedestrians  I understand have the right to 40cm  pavement space?   Or was that in the distant past?

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