The powers that be (Mayor and Member of Parliament) appear to always be under fire for their handling of Falmouth, and the latest road repair project does not help their cause. The newly surfaced road on Upper Parade Street, is already showing signs of poor planning and shoddy work.
At the end of the road, where Upper Parade Street intersects with Tharpe Street, the road is flooding with water on a daily basis. This may be temporary, as we are told that the gutter needs to be taken across Tharpe Street, to channel the sewage from Upper Parade Street into the sea. In addition, it is now high tide, so the water is being backed up. Of course, one can argue that this should have been taken into consideration before construction. The water level rises and falls throughout the day.
In addition, one side of the road is again the home of green, murky water. This water has plagued the town for years. When the project started, we celebrated that we were finally rid of this problem. No such luck. As the pictures show, it is still with us.
The green water takes us back to square one; millions have been spent on this project and only one side of the street has been repaired. The side of the street with the worse problem is the one that has been overlooked.
What else can we say? We have waited years for the repair, and this is what we have been given.