Coaley is in Gloucestershire 3 miles from Dursley, and 5 miles from Stroud. The village extends from the edge of the Cotswold Hills at Coaley Peak viewpoint, to the A38 road in the north west. The picture above was taken from Cam Long Down and shows Coaley viewed from the south with the Cotswold edge on the right and the River Severn on the left. Coaley has a population of around 800.
The Parish Council has received no notification for the work currently being done on Hamshill. The first we heard about the total road closure was a post on Facebook, just before they closed the road, from a member of the gang doing the work. Gigaclear claim to liaise "as closely as possible with the local community and Parish Councils" which is clearly not what has happened.
The Gigaclear rollout work has been transferred to Avonline networks and is restarting soon. We've received two road closure notices.
The Street, Coaley
This road will be closed, from its junction with Pinnells End Lane to its junction with Peters Street, from the 9th February 2022 to 23rd February 2022. This is to allow for the installation of superfast broadband by contractors working on behalf of Gigaclear.
Emergency and pedestrian access will be maintained.
We have heard today (2nd Nov) that the contractors, Complete Utilities Ltd, installing the fibre in the village have ceased trading with immediate effect.
Gigaclear are working to manage the consequences of this and to transfer the work to other contractors they have already engaged.
Sites with traffic management have been visited over the weekend and made safe. All equipment should remain in place.
Gigaclear will update us as soon as possible.