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Drain still dangerous and not repaired correctly

Reported in the Blocked/Damaged category anonymously at 12:46, Tue 22 October 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 4 minutes later. ref: 1814806.

This blocked and dangerous drain was reported a few weeks ago, and bizzarely the case has been closed as completed. It still remains blocked and unused, all that has happened is the drain entrance has been cleared away. The grass around the drain is still long and hides the 18inch deep hole. The temporary barrier has now fallen over. Yet the previous case has been closed as completed. This is totally unacceptable and the drain has been CCTV'd by Northampton Highways about 6 years ago and was blocked and beyond repair then. Also looking at the Highway map the actual drain is not even marked as a drain. This dangerous drain is on the famous Jurassic Way and is heavily used every day and especially at weekends by tourists and walkers, young and old, it will only be a matter of time before someone falls down this large hole. This drain has never been usable for over 20 years and it is now time the County Highways filled it in and stopped wasting money, as the plastic red temporary barrier is not a long term solution.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. 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 County Council at 12:50, Tue 22 October 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry - A works order has been raised to undertake a drainage investigation at this location.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 08:17, Wed 13 November 2019

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