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Grass verge damaged by parked cars

Reported via desktop in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 16:33, Wednesday 18 November 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2394459.

Grass verge damaged by parked cars. Cars constantly park on grass verge causing damage to the grass. There is a sign on 20 Charnwood Roads garden wall stating "no parking on grass verge" but this sign is contantly ignored.

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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 16:34, Wednesday 18 November 2020

  • Thank you for your correspondence to Northamptonshire County Council’s Street Doctor service. Unfortunately in terms of highway law there is very little that can be done to tackle the issues of verge/footway parking. It is not an offence in law to park a motor vehicle, other than a heavy goods vehicle, (HGV), on a verge/footway unless it causes an obstruction or a Traffic Regulation Order, (TRO), or byelaw is in force prohibiting it. Signs placed on private property are not legally enforceable unless supported by restrictions. Parking on a verge or footway would be a criminal offence if there is clear evidence of wilful obstruction or causing a danger or obstruction to persons or property and where it is deemed not possible for drivers to safely manoeuvre, pedestrians to pass unhindered along the footway or that access to public or private property is impeded. This can then involve local police intervention through their Safer Communities Team by calling the non-emergency number 101 or by following the link on the Northamptonshire Police website.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 08:37, Monday 23 November 2020

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