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Grass verge muddy and waterlogged

Reported in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category anonymously at 15:15, Tue 3 December 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 5 minutes later. ref: 1873154.

Please can this grass path be concreted/tarmac.

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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 15:20, Tue 3 December 2019

  • Is there any update on this?

    Posted anonymously at 22:38, Friday 17 January 2020

  • Firstly, many apologies for not replying more promptly. Unfortunately we do not hard-pave verges at present and have not done so for many years for a number of reasons. Any repairs would be like for like reinstatement of the grass, which would not be done at this time of year, and would normally only be done if very deep ruts presented a trip hazard. It does appear that vehicles will park here regardless, and so any repair may not be given chance for the grass to re-establish itself. Verge parking is not illegal in itself and unfortunately we have no power to prevent it. In principle we can consider formal parking restrictions such as double yellow lines, although this is rarely done in residential roads like this. Guidance notes on how we assess requests for parking restrictions are available via the following link: councilservices/ northamptonshire-highways/ parking/ Pages/ request-for-new-parking-restrictions.aspx We will monitor the situation through our regular inspections.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:38, Tuesday 4 February 2020

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