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The grass verge along the side of number 23 Hever Close keeps being driven over by the refuse collection lorry.

Reported via desktop in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 15:07, Monday 12 October 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2337512.

Twice recently the garden refuse lorry has driven over the grass leaving terrible damage as the photos show. The council repaired it back in July but now it's happened again requiring them to come and repair it once more. We also get cars driving and parking on the grass but the main damage is done by the refuse lorry. We would like to put rocks along the edge of the grass to stop people driving or parking on it as we have taken a lot of care keeping it looking nice and each time it happens we are very upset. Alternatively would it be possible for the council to tarmac the verge instead as it seems impossible to deter people from damaging it.

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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 15:08, Monday 12 October 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We have raised a works order to repair the defects that you have reported. These works will be undertaken within the next 28 days. Please could the customer report this damage to East Northants District council on 01832 742000. Please also note that it is not permitted by Northamptonshire county council to install rocks on the Highway verge.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:16, Thursday 15 October 2020

  • This report has been assessed and a job for repair has been raised.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:18, Thursday 15 October 2020

  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway, the highways team have now resolved the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 06:05, Thursday 22 October 2020

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