I've had numerous issues with my broadband over the years necessitating multiple digs both outside my property and in or adjacent to the dropped kerbs and the verges of iirc six of my neighbours. There were holes for five months on and off a year or so ago and eventually, after a dozen engineers visits, they properly fixed a very bodged repair from 5+ years back (jelly crimp join wrapped in a plastic bag and sealed with pvc tape, zero mechanical protection and buried 50mm below the access ramp surface)
Now Openreach are back again, investigating a reprovisioning issue nearby and want to re-dig one of their previous excavations up the road. A neighbour went ballistic when he saw the markings and came to see me thinking it was my line again. My line is ok (for now) but knowing the mess of the past I doubt it will be for very much longer
He's now pressure washed all evidence of the openreach applied dig markings and parked his spare vehicle across his dropped kerb thereby preventing openreach from digging up the road and the ramp from the road to his drive. There is space for him to park his other vehicle on the road without causing an obstruction.
Can Openreach get him to move the vehicle from the area of the proposed dig? I really can't see him moving it before hell freezes over or he need his MOT renewing