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Wiltshire fears contract disruption

WILTSHIRE Direct Services is set to complete its largest ever contract but the project has so far been shrouded in secrecy for fear of disruption by anti-road protesters.

The direct labour organisations chiefs were delighted when the firm was awarded the 2 million contract to improve the A350 at East Knoyle, but they refused to publicise the fact because the job involved tree felling.

Now the firm is less than a month from completion and the contract has been carried out without any disruption, despite the fact that a major green festival was taking place less than 8 km from the site. Remaining work includes landscaping, which involves replanting most of the felled trees.