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Large vehicles sent via Nene Way by satnav, people in road.

Reported in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 19:34, Thu 2 July 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2183292.

Large delivery vehicles trying to access for example, Lime Rd ( or St) or Meeting Lane - no access via Nene View, very difficult to turn round, saw a mini and a wall just missed today. I was out of house most of day but saw 3 incidents! Difficult for them to reverse. Pedestrians are often in road as cars have to park on pavement, someone or something will be hurt or damaged. You suggested we contact satnav companies - my neighbour had done so with no response. I will try. You say there is nowhere for warning sign - there is on walls along Church Street or where steps in front of Church are - that would be perfect for a warning sign for no access to any other road and warn that people may be walking in road. Signs please.

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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 19:35, Thu 2 July 2020

  • Thank you for contacting us about this, it is good to know sat nav companies have been contacted, and it would be worth keep reporting issues to them rather than just once. We cannot put signs on private walls, they are not part of the highway. However following the first report it has been noted that the recent development removed the ‘No through road’ sign, and arrangements are being made to replace this sign so drivers are aware they cannot get through to other streets via this route.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 12:10, Fri 17 July 2020

  • Great to have a positive response from the council although not auctioned yet. We trust it will be.

    Posted anonymously at 21:39, Mon 3 August 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 21:39, Mon 3 August 2020

  • A report was made saying a no through road sign previously in existence had been removed when a new development took place. It has not been replaced. It also needs to warn that Nene View is a very narrow road. Many delivery vehicles come along and cannot turn round or reverse out without great difficulty. I have seen some very near misses. And I have seen people get caught in overhanging brambles from a disused building and surrounding site trying to walk past parked vehicles. I think if a councillor lived here preventative measures might take place quite quickly??

    Posted anonymously at 22:37, Mon 31 August 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • I have had to trim brambles back as a car parked outside meant I had to drive through them - literally - and is now scratched on both sides. Further incidents seen of people being scratched and elderly people with frames etc being pipped at when having to walk in the road - shame on the drivers. Ambulances recently unable to turn round/ reverse easily in Nene View, one took several minutes to exit road.

    Posted anonymously at 12:58, Tue 29 September 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • I was taken seriously ill in mid-September. The ambulance had great difficulty in reaching the bottom of Meeting Lane due to cars being parked on the pavement in Nene View - and the same when it needed to turn around to take me to Kettering General Hospital. This sort of incident is totally unacceptable and puts lives at risk. The same would be true if a fire engine was needed. The answer is simple - paint double yellow lines the length of Nene View and then use parking wardens to enforce the restrictions.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by David Nesbitt at 07:46, Tue 6 October 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 05:58, Sat 31 October 2020

  • Last week another ambulance had great difficulty in getting past cars parked half on and half off the road in Nene View. The ambulance was responding to a suspected heart attack. To my certain knowledge 4 ambulances have struggled to navigate Nene View in the past 9 weeks. When are we going to get some action? Do we have to wait for someone to die before something is done? Double yellow lines and a complete ban on parking in Nene View would solve the problem, so why the delay?

    Posted by David Nesbitt at 08:04, Thu 26 November 2020

  • I don’t believe the local authority has any intention of acting on this problem, nor in maintaining the brambles overgrowing into the road causing further difficulties getting by. The owner of the property concerned is allowed to get away with not maintaining his boundaries despite being ordered to do so, I would be interested to know why.

    Posted anonymously at 20:44, Sun 29 November 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still no action. Still causing a problem. I expect I, a l 60 yr old with shoulder problems, will have to go and cut it down again and then leave the brambles where exactly?? I don’t have a brown bin and if I did why should I use it for someone else’s garden waste who doesn’t maintain their own boundaries?? And why can’t we have a no access sign, as requested on a different report? Ambulances and delivery vehicles get stuck on this road regularly, this could he avoided with a simple sign; indeed the council say there WAS a sign, why can’t it be reinstated? Getting pretty fed up with these problems which require VERY SIMPLE remedies that I don’t think are too much to ask!!!

    Posted anonymously at 12:18, Monday 4 January 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

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