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Sainsbury's roadworks in Belgrave (Leicester)

Volume 594: debated on Wednesday 18 March 2015

I wish to present a petition signed by 120 residents and business owners who continue to be inconvenienced by overrunning roadworks around Belgrave in my constituency. The petition was co-ordinated by local volunteers in the area, led by the lord mayor, Councillor John Thomas, Councillor Manjula Sood and prospective councillor Mansukhlal Chohan. We expected the works to be completed by now. Even though they are in their final phase, they are not completed.

The petition states:

The Petition of residents of Leicester East,

Declares that the delayed roadworks in Belgrave, Leicester, which are part of an agreement made between Sainsbury’s and Leicester City Council, are causing significant problems for businesses and residents in the area.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to investigate this case, and call upon Sainsbury’s to honour their commitments and expedite the completion of these works. The Petitioners require assurances these roadworks and surrounding problems are addressed before seriously impacting residents and businesses over the Christmas period.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.