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Damage to grassed areas around Rushden Primary Academy.

Reported in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category anonymously at 11:42, Sun 10 November 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 5 minutes later. ref: 1839664.

Path being muddied and grassed areas being churned up by parents parking on them when picking up their children, when road wide enough to park on it. This has been going since school opened 4 to 5 years ago.

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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 11:46, Sun 10 November 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. At present there are no highway defects that meet or exceed our investigatory levels. We do understand the issues associated with parking in residential areas, especially near to schools, many of which were built at a time before the increasing number of cars, vans and lorries now using our roads. The consequence of this means that across the entire highway network the demand for road space has increased. Unfortunately Northamptonshire Highways do not have the powers to take any direct action against vehicles parking on the public highway, at road intersections or across dropped kerbing or private driveways etc. However, if you feel that road safety may be compromised by the parking of vehicles, we normally would suggest that initially you may wish to inform the owners of the offending vehicles, if known, and explain the concern that their parking is causing. However, if this suggestion proves to be ineffective and parking issues continue at this location, then the best way forward would then be for you to contact Northamptonshire Police. Parking a vehicle inappropriately where it is deemed not possible for drivers to safely manoeuvre, pedestrians, wheelchair users and cyclists to pass unhindered (along a shared footway) or that access to property is impeded, should be reported to Northamptonshire Police’s Safer Community Team on 101 or via their website.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:20, Thu 21 November 2019

  • State changed to: Closed

    Updated by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:20, Thu 21 November 2019

  • Please refer to update above

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 16:10, Thu 21 November 2019

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