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No drop kerbs

Reported in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category anonymously at 17:15, Fri 13 December 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 5 minutes later. ref: 1887373.

I'm a wheelchair user and I have to come down the barrack road and cross HESTER street and MARRIOT street every day to get home and both of theses streets don't have dropped Kerb's and I have to go into LIVE TRAFFIC to get back on to the path to carry on home

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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 17:20, Fri 13 December 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We do understand the frustration and concern with accessibility along the public highway in general for powered-mobility and wheelchairs. Subject to the local highway authority financial budget, we shall include your request onto our Northamptonshire Highways Small Works list for 2012/2021 and arrange for our Highway Technicians to conduct a visit to this area. They will be able to investigate if there are any concerns relating to design issues with constructing the dropped kerb/crossings at the road junctions to the safety standard details that are now required. In addition to this, we can identify any construction that may be restricted if any alterations encroached on land that is the responsibility of Northampton Borough Council, involve underground services and utility companies or is privately owned. Due to these reasons we are not immediately able to install dropped kerbing for wheelchair/mobility scooter/push-chair access as in previous times. In the meantime please be assured that Northamptonshire Highways are aware of the importance that accessibility plays in our daily lives and that we work with local councillors to secure improvements that deliver the most benefit to communities.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:41, Tue 17 December 2019

  • This report has been assessed and a job for repair has been raised.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 08:34, Monday 13 January 2020

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