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Continual damage to grass verge and footpath

Reported via desktop in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 10:07, Sat 14 November 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2386844.

This seems to be an ongoing problem with vehicles from the staff at Lavender Care Home,Wymington Rd ,Rushden. Parking on the grass verge causing the verge to be come a quagmire. Due to the quantity of rain that we have had,the ruts are now overflowing with mud and causing pedestrians and mothers with children who attend the school opposite to walk into the flow of traffic on Wyminton Rd,there is plenty of parking in Hall Ave,there is no need for them to park on what is left of the grass verge,this problem is not going to go away,as we are continually raising this problem yearly since Lavender Care group moved there,this stretch has already been repaired twice at Tax Payers expense and as soon as it has been repaired,low and behold,they park straight away on 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 10:08, Sat 14 November 2020

  • Thankyou for your enquiry a works order has been raised and will be completed within 28 days

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 08:24, Tue 17 November 2020

  • This was repaired yesterday but already cars are driving over it.

    Posted anonymously at 12:01, Wed 16 December 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 12:02, Wed 16 December 2020

  • The problem had been resolved for all of 6 hrs,the repair has been driven over yet again,this is becoming a problem,if Bollards had been erected as was first requested,then the continual repairs need not have been carried out at Tax Payers expense. I am sure that the costing of these repairs has far exceeded the cost of Bollards,the Lavender care group has complete disregard for our environment and has no intention of ceasing the continual deliberate damage to Council Property. Please stop their repeated abuse to the verges,as stated before,there is plenty of parking in Hall Avenue,so there is no excuse for the unsightly mess.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 16:07, Wed 16 December 2020

  • 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.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 12:32, Fri 18 December 2020

  • This is what this area looks like today 14Jan21, would the best solution for this verge be that it is tarmaced over, perhaps going halves with Lavender care group, thereby saving future, 'grass' cutting costs, and allowing everyone to walk by or entre the property easily.

    Posted anonymously at 13:02, Thursday 14 January 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 13:45, Thursday 14 January 2021

  • Thank you for all the comments about this matter. We have investigated thoroughly in the past and we cannot install posts or bollards here as there are now too many underground cables etc to allow us to dig in this verge (some new cables may have been added since the nearby posts were first installed). For the same reason we cannot tarmac the area to a suitable depth. Even if posts could be installed it would not stop vehicles driving behind them as has been shown in previous reports, where a vehicle is parked on the section of verge which still has posts in place. The double yellow lines also apply to verge and footway as well as the road itself so you can report illegally parked vehicles to our parking enforcement team. They have been made aware of current issues and will visit accordingly. If illegal parking continues please call 0845 6800153 (option 4) to report it. If the team are unable to attend promptly, the information may help to inform future patrols. I am sorry that we cannot tarmac or install posts, but I hope this information helps explain why. We will continue to monitor the situation through our routine maintenance inspections, but please make new reports about any further issues you feel should be inspected from a safety point of view.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 16:28, Thursday 14 January 2021

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