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Dangerous footpath, after rain - Northampton Rd, at bench at top of Hayway.

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category anonymously at 11:59, Wed 21 October 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2350918.

After rain, when walking along Northampton Road towards Rushden Lakes the section of path near the bench at the top of the Hayway junction becomes extremely slippery with mud and rain. You cannot walk around it as the verge is on a slope and this itself becomes slippery with the mud. There is no footpath on the other side of the road to use.

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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 12:00, Wed 21 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 6 months. On most occasions we are repairing defects of this nature sooner than this target date, however please do not hesitate to contact us should the defects worsen so that our team can carry out a further assessment, attaching a photograph if possible and safe to do so.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:54, Wed 28 October 2020

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

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:56, Wed 28 October 2020

  • The footpath is very muddy and slippery please send someone out to rectify this ! 6 month timeframe is not acceptable, this is a reoccurring problem every year it is reported by someone ! Both sides of Hayway are swamped by vegetation. A lot of people use this road every day

    Posted anonymously at 17:26, Thu 10 December 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 17:27, Thu 10 December 2020

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:40, Fri 11 December 2020

  • Pavement is in such a state once more

    Posted anonymously at 19:16, Tue 22 December 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 19:17, Tue 22 December 2020

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:20, Wednesday 6 January 2021

  • Further to my complaint in October, I notice that there has been no progress. I took the attached photos yesterday. To walk the path you now have to get behind the bench and hold onto it in order you don’t slip over or try and get up the sloping grass verge and walk in the road. I watched whilst others did the same - it is what we all have to do. Someone is either going to break a bone slipping over or be hit by a car. This is one of the main routes to Rushden Lakes and is the only path available to use. It is absolutely unacceptable to be expected to walk along a path that is constantly in this state.

    Posted anonymously at 14:35, Wednesday 20 January 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:36, Wednesday 20 January 2021

  • This is a very busy walkway now Rushden Lakes is open. When the walkway is like this it makes it untenable for anybody who doesn't have a car, anybody older with mobility problems or disabled, with wheelchair etc. The whole route down is in fact not practical for purpose. No walkway on opposite side of road and very narrow, muddy, slippery, footpath only. Too busy road to step off into it, & a steep mucky bank to get up, if you can, to even step into the road. In these covid times it makes a mockery of social distancing.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 08:50, Saturday 30 January 2021

  • I have walked along the path today. Water immediately in front of bench and surrounded by deep mud - even behind the bench. The path is not safe to walk on and I try to avoid as much as possible but it is the only direct route to Rushden Lakes. I walked on the road on the way back and clung on to a lamp post to get back down to the path again - this is not acceptable. The mud flows down the bank on to the path between number 73 Northampton Road and the Hayway junction.

    Posted anonymously at 11:43, Monday 1 February 2021

  • Three times since the 10th December NCC have posted " under further investigation ". Has anyone looked at it yet ? I have now seen people walking on the road to avoid the path and slope, both being in such a bad condition. This is putting lives at risk. I can remember complaining about this path at least four years ago and still nothing happens.

    Posted anonymously at 17:13, Monday 1 February 2021

  • 6th February 2021, Still bad this footpath. I walk to Lidl from Higham for shopping.I cannot easily pass this point with my shopping trolley. I could take the car , but I like to walk and be 'green'.

    Posted anonymously at 13:07, Monday 8 February 2021

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:43, Friday 19 February 2021

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