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Muddy and flooded.

Reported in the Slabs - Uneven / Damaged / Cracked category anonymously at 10:46, Monday 17 February 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 5 minutes later. ref: 2003221.

Have been meaning to report this for some time. The path approaching the bench from the East has been muddy for the most part since about October. I now use an alternate route to avoid turning up at work in muddy shoes! The banks need holding back somehow to avoid water and mud running off them. It can be very dangerous to walk as it is so slippery. Yesterday, the path in front of the bench was totally flooded. Not acceptable for a town public footpath and used as a main route to walk to Rushden Lakes and Rushden by many people. There was also a flood at the beginning of the wall to number 63 Northampton Road. Both floods caused me to have to walk on the road yesterday. Thank you.

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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 10:50, Monday 17 February 2020

  • This problem is got worse with all the recent rain pedestrians are now risking walking on the road to avoid the state of the narrow path

    Posted anonymously at 19:38, Thursday 27 February 2020

  • This has been a problem for several months and with the A45 being closed at weekends and the diversion route along this way, pedestrians are putting themselves in danger trying to get along this stretch

    Posted anonymously at 12:57, Monday 2 March 2020

  • Thank you for you enquiry. This location has been inspected. There are currently no defects that meet the investigatory levels for repair. These levels have been agreed with Northamptonshire County Council. We will continue to monitor through our Highway Safety Inspections.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:10, Monday 9 March 2020

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