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Broken pavement/severe mud over public footpaths due to cars crossing over green to park on their front gardens

Reported in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 16:20, Wed 18 December 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 5 minutes later. ref: 1895204.

There are tripping and slipping hazards, both on the public footpaths and green verges, caused by locals crossing over public footpaths to park on their front gardens. This includes broken pavement slabs and severe mud. The mud is particular bad in front of no. 20 Glebeland Road. There is also no lighting in the car park area which means people walking cannot see the ground clearly and are at risk of a fall. This has been ongoing for a number of years but this year is the worst it has ever been and now puts non driving residents and visitors at risk.

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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 16:25, Wed 18 December 2019

  • Inspection done and letters will be sent to all those seen bumping and a mailshot will be sent to all residents in that area asking them not to drive over the highway verges

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:55, Wednesday 29 January 2020

  • No letters have been received and the pavements and verges are even worse - an accident waiting to happen. A long term solution needs to be found - ideally more parking needs to be created otherwise barriers need to erected to prevent residents crossing and/or parking on the green spaces.

    Posted anonymously at 17:56, Wednesday 19 February 2020

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