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Footpath a mangled mess of tarmac B573 Millers Park Wellingborough

Reported in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category anonymously at 07:32, Fri 20 December 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 5 minutes later. ref: 1897612.


You will no doubt be aware of the current building work being undertaken at the site of the old, and soon to be new, HMP Wellingborough at Millers Park. I would like to draw your attention to some serious damage that has been caused to the footpath which is now a completely mangled mess of broken tarmac and is rutted to a depth of about 12 inches for about a six foot stretch and means that my elderly mother who uses a four-wheeled walking aid, is now no longer able to use this part of the footpath, along with anybody using a pram or pushchair and wheelchair users, have got no chance!!.

I trust that somebody will be repairing the path BEFORE the shut down for, what I suspect will be, at least a two break over Christmas, so that people do not have to walk onto the unlit road, on a bend, in order to negotiate this obstruction.

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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 07:37, Fri 20 December 2019

  • I have this morning reported this to the Kier group building company as i nearly fell at this location in the dark whilst walking my dog this morning at 7.10am Completely unacceptable state of affairs with utterly no safety warnings or barriers. If its not repaired today i will be taking further action against all response parties. The utter lack of care and safety consideration by this this company is laughable and bordering illegal.

    Posted anonymously at 08:40, Fri 20 December 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A works order has been raised this will be undertaken within the next 28 Days

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 08:56, Tuesday 7 January 2020

  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway, the highways team have now resolved the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 16:30, Friday 14 February 2020

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