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Car consistently obstructing majority of footpath

Reported via mobile in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category anonymously at 14:50, Wed 2 December 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2415047.

Vehicle KM55 OJW always parks like this causing a major obstruction to footpath and risking damage to my vehicle

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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 14:51, Wed 2 December 2020

  • Thank you for contacting The Street Doctor service with your enquiry. Please be advised that 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. Parking on a verge or footway would be a criminal offence dealt with by the local police 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. Regrettably Northamptonshire County Council have limited powers in circumstances like this and so would suggest you contact the local police in the first instance whom should be able to assist you.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:05, Thu 3 December 2020

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