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Ineffective road sweeper

Reported in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 09:56, Mon 24 February 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways 4 minutes later. ref: 2017642.

For the second time, in as many weeks, the large street sweeper has come down Lancaster St in Higham Ferrers. On both occasions, the street has been filled with vehicles, so the sweeper could get nowhere near the edge of the street, where the rubbish is. All he did was ride up and down the middle of the street. When the roads in this area were re-surfaced a few months ago, notices were sent to all of the residents, and posted on the street, informing us of the schedule, and requesting that all vehicles be parked elsewhere on the relevant days. Could not this same procedure be used for the sweepers? As a side note, when the roads were re-surfaced, Lancaster Street was left full of grit and rubble which then got tracked into homes. For the most part, it is still there.

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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 Highways at 10:00, Mon 24 February 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Street cleansing/sweeping is undertaken by our partners at East Northamptonshire Council. Please contact them via to report this issue.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:53, Wed 4 March 2020

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