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Access Road on Spencer Road

Reported via desktop in the Pothole / Failed Reinstatement category anonymously at 11:32, Tue 3 November 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2368975.

People are parking all over the road outside number 8 which is now destroying the path and road which is causing trip hazard

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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 11:33, Tue 3 November 2020

  • I reported this problem in November. It says that 2380292 is a duplicate of 2368975 and that one or other has been closed. I have left it over ten days to see if anything has happened and not heard from you. The photos show the area concerned and were taken in November. Since then we have had a lot of heavy rain and the whole area is now much, much worse: the whole of the tarmac area is covered in a thick film of mud. It is dangerous and slippery to walk on and only a matter of time before one of the elderly residents trips and falls. One of the lady's sons at No 8 has a Nissan SUV and insists when visiting on parking on the grass in front of the bungalow. The new residents at No 9 regularly drive their Jeep and other car to park in front of their house, and the continual use by motor traffic along this approach which is designed primarily for emergency and occasional access is causing escalating damage. Please see that something is done about this hazard!

    Posted anonymously at 10:40, Fri 11 December 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

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

  • These photos were taken just before Christmas and show just how much worse this situation has become since I last reported. The puddles have not dried up for several months. Both need to be filled and leveled, the footpath needs widening and the verge edges need to be repaired properly so that vehicles can no longer encroach upon the grassed areas. It is thick mud all along this area.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 11:16, Sun 3 January 2021

  • I am confused whether this matter is "under investigation" or "closed". In either case, I have reported on this serious hazard several times. I have allowed for a Christmas break and yet still it would appear nobody has investigated and NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE to remedy this situation. Some elderly person is going to trip and fall, never mind the mud we all pick up on shoes and clothes. Please - come and investigate, and then report on your findings. Don't just close the case because you can't be bothered. We pay our council tax and we expect you to act.

    Posted by Alan Gilham at 14:07, Wed 27 January 2021

  • Further to this original report I have walked Spencer Close today, 1st March. The situation still exists. The rut on the corner of No8 is deep and is, in my opinion, a serious trip hazard. The main culprits are the residents at No.9 who have two vehicles and regularly park them on the grass. At night due to the poor lighting, this rutting cannot be easily seen. This is mainly a pedestrian access to the bungalows which are occupied mainly by the elderly.

    Posted anonymously at 10:45, Mon 1 March 2021

  • This matter is still not resolved. I note my original report was sent in November 2020!!

    Posted anonymously at 11:50, Fri 10 September 2021

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