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The entire footpath between Great & Little Addington now become difficult & dangerous to use

Reported via desktop in the Slabs - Uneven / Damaged / Cracked category anonymously at 10:47, Wed 18 November 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2393551.

The entire length of the footpath is now dangerous to use for pedestrians. Is impassible for wheelchairs, and highly dangerous and difficult for prams. This is the only footpath between the villages, provides access to the playing fields and is the designated safe route for schools. Yet is so badly damaged with poor patching by utilities, by plant growth through the surface and by slippage of adjoining verge that it is now dangerous for all. The road is a 40mph section and is also narrow so that pedestrians and prams are inches away from vehicles travelling at 40mph. All parents in Little Addington now have no choice but to drive their children the few hundred yards to the school as the footpath is far too narrow and uneven to risk walking it with their children. Prams, due to the narrowing of the path caused by erosion and slippage are often balanced on the edge of the kerb and in some areas have to be pushed into the road as the footpath is too narrow. I have lived in the village for 27 years and at no point has the council maintained, repaired or resurfaced this sole connecting footpath. If this was in one of the local towns it would have been repaired many years ago. As it is in a village community it has been neglected.

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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 10:47, Wed 18 November 2020

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:39, Tue 24 November 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.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:39, Tue 24 November 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 09:40, Tue 24 November 2020

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