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Cars parking on verge blocking drop down for pedestrians

Reported in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 11:03, Monday 6 July 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2187556.

The residents of number 9 and number 11 Howards Way are constantly parking on the verges although they have designated parking at the rear of their properties. They are also parking over the drop down kerbs that allow disabled people to cross the road safely without having to try and negotiate the kerb. This is going to cause an accident soon as wheelchair uses and the elderly rely on these drop downs. Also number 9 is carrying out a car repair business outside his property and also had a skip delivered and had it placed at the rear of properties 1-27 in front of the garages therefore no one could park their cars or get into their garages. Surely this is not allowed? Would someone please look in to this matter for me as I feel I cannot approach the people concerned in person for fear of intimidation as I live on my own.

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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 11:03, Monday 6 July 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately Northamptonshire Highways do not have the powers to take any direct action against vehicles parking on the public highway. However, if someone parks inappropriately at a road junction or on a footway and 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, then any road safety concerns should be passed on to Northamptonshire Police. Their Safer Community Team can be contacted by calling the non-emergency number 101 or by following the link on the Northamptonshire Police website. The Police would be able to identify the owner by the registration number of the vehicle(s) and decide on any advisory or enforcement action.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 12:07, Monday 13 July 2020

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