Western Power works leave disabled Mablethorpe resident 'imprisoned'
A power company has apologised to a disabled man after works outside his home left him imprisoned for almost a week.
Colin Clare, from Parry Road in Mablethorpe was unable to leave his bungalow for six days due to works safety barriers blocking his drive.
The work, which started on August 29, was being carried out by Western Power Distribution in relation to an underground cable fault.
Mr Clare suffers from severe osteoporosis and depression.
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He can only walk as far as his gate and is reliant upon a mobility scooter.
He said: "The power company dug a huge hole in the footpath right outside my bungalow and then it was left like that for days.
"No other contractors returned until the day the work finished.
"I did not have any kind of warning.
"The way the barriers were put up and left, made me a prisoner in my own home.
"I never expected to get blocked in. They didn't leave any kind of access from the drive.
"I can only walk as far as my gate. I can only walk further if I pump myself up with painkillers first.
"I've always been quite independent but I've had to rely on my neighbour to get shopping for me"
Mr Clare's neighbour, Michael Rooney, said: "I think it's terrible.
"Colin's mobility scooter is his only lifeline to get out."
A spokesman from the power company said: "Western Power Distribution would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by work that was undertaken on Parry Road, Mablethorpe.
"We have been in contact with the resident and have apologised to him personally.
"Our contractor who was carrying out the work has been out to assess the site and is working to ensure that this type of incident doesn't occur again.
"The work was carried out in response to an underground cable fault that occurred at approximately 2pm on Thursday, August 29 and as such it was not possible to inform any customers of the work prior to the disruption."
The resurfacing of the road has now been completed and the barriers were removed on Wednesday, September 4.