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Repair grass verge damaged by vehicles

Reported in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 21:31, Wednesday 26 February 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 4 minutes later. ref: 2024896.

I reported the problem of vehicles illegally parked on the grass verge. The council’s response was to advise me to call NSL Parking Services directly on 0845 680 0153. Why can’t you the council call them yourselves? It is your problem to keep reseeding verges caused by illegal parking. I am not happy about being passed from pillar to post. The council response was to specifically advise me to place a request to repair the damaged grass. Here it is. You must now reseed that verge and restore it to a sensible state. Could you now repair the damaged grass as soon as possible?Or will you refer me to someone else? What will you do to prevent the need to repair the verge becoming a chronic problem, saving me the tax payer the money that you should be saving?!

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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 21:35, Wednesday 26 February 2020

  • I had a near collision in my car trying to turn right out of the bottom of Lauderdale Avenue onto Rothersthorpe Road due to large vans and cars parking on this grass verge. The grass has been churned up and needs repairing as a result of the illegal parking. Either a "No Parking" sign needs putting up or the offenders should be fined.

    Posted anonymously at 13:05, Thursday 27 February 2020

  • The council needs to stop wasting taxpayers’ money and STOP the problem by installing bollards on that grass verge to prevent future illegal parking on the grass verge. The council must also fine the offenders so that they are forced to pay a penalty fine to cover the costs of reseeding the grass they damaged. Council bureaucrats and staff: you need to start doing something and stop fobbing off complaints. You the council should call the parking officers yourselves and ask them to issue penalties to people who are parked on grass verges against double yellow lines. It is a clear offence and simple common sense. Sandringham Garden residents pay a lot in council tax and we don’t want to see disgusting damaged grass verges or appalling vans or vehicles parked on double yellow lines causing accidents. The council must act NOW.

    Posted anonymously at 00:11, Friday 28 February 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry regarding damage to the grass verges that may be caused by vehicles driving or parking on them. Waiting restrictions indicated by yellow line markings apply to the road, pavements and verges. Therefore, it is still against the law to park on the pavement/verge by the side of yellow lines. Therefore if there are parking restrictions at this location then you should contact NSL Parking Services directly on 0845 680 0153* (*Calls will cost per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge) or email to for their contracted Civil Enforcement Officers to investigate. We do appreciate that there are areas where parking is at a premium and people endeavour to maximise the available on-street and off-road parking spaces. Unfortunately the County Council would not consider installing a hard surface on roadside grass verges and no longer consider installing ‘No Parking’ type signs or such measures at wooden posts, bollards or barriers to prevent parking on verges to be a priority. Nevertheless, some verges may look aesthetically messy and unsightly, especially after the typical wet or wintery weather. Therefore if there is significantly damage to a roadside grass verge, this can also be reported on the Northamptonshire County Council’s online ‘Street Doctor’ system Street Doctor for consideration under our annual maintenance programme for re-seeding (or re-turf if particularly muddy/roiled) and within the constraints of the Northamptonshire Highways financial budget.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:20, Friday 28 February 2020

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