Many thanks for your responses and for the explanation re the Health & Safety issue.
In a posting on 26 May 2016 to http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/fibre/4427673-possi...
‘Ribble’ mentioned that WPD (Western Power Distribution?) had recently granted a licence to BT/Openreach to use their poles. WPD cover my area in Wales so I’m surprised that pole sharing isn’t being implemented here in my particular locality (as far as I’m aware).
Fibre manifolds are yet to appear on any poles in my road. A new concrete chamber was installed near to cab 3 but that is nearly 2km away. I have not located any additional underground chamber nearer to me to house the Splitter DPs so presumably this will be installed later. Is this correct?
As mentioned in my initial posting on 22 Nov 16, the contractors have bypassed the pole opposite my property. I don’t understand the logic for them doing this as it's more than 6 metres away from the power lines that won’t affect the fibre optics anyway. The nearest poles to me are now 50 metres away (to the left of me on the opposite side of the road and 50 metres away to my right on the same side of the road as me). My concern is if they don’t use the nearest pole opposite my property, I then won’t get access to FTTP. Am I worrying unnecessarily?