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Cracked and uneven paving

Reported in the Slabs - Uneven / Damaged / Cracked category anonymously at 14:03, Fri 21 June 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways 3 minutes later. ref: 1669647.

The grass has grown into the pavement and now impinges on the path - it is now only passable in single file, which makes life difficult for wheelchair users and parents using pushchairs and their accompanying children as they walk to school. The surface is broken and uneven and older people fall due to the uneven surface.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:05, Fri 21 June 2019

  • I live in Browns Close off The Grove. We have no footpath on this side of the road and it is impossible to access the steps directly opposite with a buggy/wheelchair owing to steepness, disrepair and no handrail. I have witnessed elderly and ill residents trying to negotiate these steps and it is seemingly ‘an accident waiting to happen’. The pathways are permanent trip hazards, plagued by debris coming from the banks, narrowed pathway through verges overgrowing and are lethal in the icy months. The handrails along the top path are in an appalling state and I doubt meet current health and safety guidelines. I have lived in Browns Close for over twenty years and nothing ever gets done. The residents of The Grove deserve better! Please come and look for yourselves. Thankyou for taking time to read our concerns.

    Posted anonymously at 15:35, Tue 25 June 2019

  • Work instructed and will be undertaken within 28 days.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:40, Wed 26 June 2019

  • Following on from previous posts in June 2019 issues still remain unresolved. Please come and see just how steep and unsafe these steps are for both The Grove and Browns Close residents wishing to access footpath. In total disrepair, no handrails and no chance of getting pushchairs/wheelchairs on and off the road. The entire pathway (excepting a small area at the bottom of The Grove ) needs urgent attention before the icy months begin please.

    Posted anonymously at 16:05, Tue 1 October 2019

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