Albert’s plea after wall is damaged again

Albert Hattersley whoese front wall outside his home in Newton Road,High Green,keeps being damaged by Co-op delivery lorries.
Albert Hattersley whoese front wall outside his home in Newton Road,High Green,keeps being damaged by Co-op delivery lorries.
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FED-UP Albert Hattersley says he is “sick and tired” of his garden wall being damaged repeatedly by delivery lorries calling at a nearby convenience store.

Albert, aged 88, lives at Newton Road, High Green, behind the Co-op shop on Greengate Lane.

Four times in the last 10 years his brick wall has had to be rebuilt after being struck by one of the Co-op’s large trucks making deliveries.

Mr Hattersley and his wife Kathleen have paid for repairs twice and a third time claimed on their insurance.

Now the wall has been damaged for a fourth time and retired miner Mr Hattersley is calling on the Co-op to pay a cracked section to be rebuilt.

He said: “My wife and I are just getting sick and tired of this problem.

“Why should we have to pay for the repairs? The wall is cracked and has been pushed inwards.”

A Co-operative Group spokesperson said: “We apologise for any damage caused to a neighbour’s wall and for any inconvenience.

“We have instructed our Health and Safety team to investigate and will act on their recommendations to try and prevent further incidents. We are aware of the concerns relating to deliveries and as a local community retailer we take any disruption caused by our delivery drivers seriously.

“We have worked with the police to address this issue.”