What ARE they doing boring holes on Wandsworth Common??!!

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OrchardEnd
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What ARE they doing boring holes on Wandsworth Common??!!

Postby OrchardEnd » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:34 pm

Does anyone know what a group of workmen/surveyor types were doing yesterday on the Bolingbroke Grove side of Wandsworth Common, on the football pitches pretty much opposite Bolingbroke School?  They were digging out lots of divots in the turf and had a mini-digger with a long drill attached, which seemed to be for the purpose of drilling a pretty deep hole... Some kind of geological survey?  What for, I wonder?
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Re: What ARE they doing boring holes on Wandsworth Common??!!

Postby SW12Pops » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:32 pm

Crossrail 2?
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Re: What ARE they doing boring holes on Wandsworth Common??!!

Postby The NSC » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:16 pm

Hi, think the council is doing this to help with pitch drainage in the area.
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Re: What ARE they doing boring holes on Wandsworth Common??!!

Postby the parsley song » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:40 pm

Phew, I hope you are right NSC. I've lost track of what's happening with Crossrail but hope they dumped that idea of having a huge air-vent on the Common.
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Re: What ARE they doing boring holes on Wandsworth Common??!!

Postby Mercymum » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:21 pm

yes, definitely drainage works not cross rail
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Re: What ARE they doing boring holes on Wandsworth Common??!!

Postby Wandsworth Council » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:31 pm

This will hopefully explain what's happening

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/artic ... rth_common
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