Workers ejected from site after abuse allegation
News Reporter A NUMBER of workmen have been removed from a student accommodation block in Coventry City Centre after an incident which allegedly saw a passer-by verbally abused.
The incident is believed to have taken place on Monday morning, when three workers at the Godiva Place student accommodation on Lower Ford Street were accused of mocking a “young disabled lad”, who walked past the site.
The accusation was posted anonymously on The Cov Bible’s Facebook page.
A witness to the incident lodged a complaint at the site office – which is run by construction company Galliford Try.
Three hours later, the men were still seen to be working on the site – though Galliford Try have since confirmed that action has been taken against them, even though they are sub-contractors rather than employees.
The Telegraph contacted Galliford Try, who confirmed that an investigation was held following the incident.
The men were spotted on the site hours later, as the investigation was ongoing.
A Galliford Try spokesperson said: “After receiving a complaint from a member of the public, a short investigation was held into the alleged behaviour of a group of individuals directed at a passer-by adjacent to the one of our FUEL prices have risen for a 10th successive week.
The average cost of a litre of unleaded stands at more than £1.30 at UK forecourts, with diesel exceeding £1.34, Government figures show.
Fuel has not been more expensive than current levels since July 2014.
Since April, the cost of filling up a typical 55-litre family car that runs on unleaded or diesel has risen by around £6.
Chancellor Philip Hammond hinted sites. Following this a decision was taken to instruct those involved, who are all employed by one of our subcontractors, to leave the site.
“As a business, we deplore any kind of unwanted attention from anyone involved on our sites towards members of the public and remain committed to demanding the highest standards of behaviour from our workforce. We will be working with the subcontractor involved and all the operatives on this site to ensure that everyone is aware of their responsibilities. “We apologise to the person affected by this incident and any other members of the public who witnessed it. We would also like to thank those who brought it to our attention.”
The alleged incident took place at Godiva Place, one of a number of student accommodation projects ongoing across Coventry . Set to open later this month in time for the new academic year, the 770 bed accommodation is split into 4-12 en suite bedroom flats, studios, and double studios, and will be home to Coventry University students.
University owned, the accommodation will also have an on-site laundrette, and every resident will be given a university gym membership.
Unlike the university’s other new accommodation, Bishopgate – on the site of the old Post Office building, there are still spaces up for grabs at Godiva Place, at a price of £153 per week for an en suite room, and £125 each for a double studio. earlier this week that he may scrap the eight-year freeze on fuel duty in this autumn’s Budget. He told MPs his department’s analysis from 2014, which stated the benefits of the freeze offset all tax losses, would “have to be looked at again in the context of the economy today”.
Fuel duty has been kept at a rate of 58p per litre since 2011. Mr Hammond said this has saved the average car driver £850 compared with the pre-2010 escalator.