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Original reference number 1689233 The problem is still there it should of been done

Reported in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category anonymously at 16:00, Sunday 23 February 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 5 minutes later. ref: 2016497.

Original reference no - 1689233 how can you close this out when the work has not been done. How come this is not a priority? You can clearly see from the photos that were sent that the corner is blocked by a parked car That means that women with push chairs have to walk in the road along with disabled scooters. This is a high risk of which you are not taking in to consideration. Why is it that most of the foot paths have been dropped round here for disabled access but not Allen Road. I feel we are being discriminated against. The corners of Allen Road need dropping and it’s as simple as that. It needs to be top priority especially when most other corners have been done years ago.

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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 16:05, Sunday 23 February 2020

  • 2016497 Corner of Allen Road and Florence Road Curb still not dropped to allow disabled scooter access over it safely this has been reported twice before and still not done. 2016497

    Posted anonymously at 21:33, Thursday 20 August 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 21:33, Thursday 20 August 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Parking a vehicle inappropriately where it is deemed not possible for drivers to safely manoeuvre, pedestrians to pass unhindered along the footway or that access to public or private property is impeded, is against the law and should be reported to Northamptonshire Police’s Safer Community Team on 101 or via the Northamptonshire Police website. 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 2020/2021 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.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:11, Friday 21 August 2020

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