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Damaged verge between 69 Westfields Road and 46 Tanfields Grove.

Reported via mobile in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 17:25, Sunday 10 January 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2470545.

The verge between 69 Westfields Road and 46 Tanfields Grove is being ripped up by passing cars who pull in over it or use it as a turn space. Especially delivery vans. Can you please put in some wooden post to protect the verges.

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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 17:26, Sunday 10 January 2021

  • Thank you for your report and we understand that this behaviour can cause damage and obstruction. Legally it is not an offence to park a motor vehicle, other than a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV), on a grass verge unless it causes an obstruction of the highway or there are parking restrictions in place or a byelaw is in force prohibiting it. We ask all drivers to consider others and avoid causing issues. Northamptonshire Highways do not put posts or other demarcation on highway verges. We also ask that residents avoid placing stones or planting on the verge to stop the parking. Whilst we appreciate the good intentions behind residents wishing to plant or place stones in the verge, the issue arises if there is either an accident, or damage to underground services (telecommunications cables etc).We do need to consider the safety of any additions to the verges and so, where we are made aware of any obstructions, we may have to remove them or ask residents to remove them. Driving across or along the path is an offence and should be reported to the Police. We are sorry we are not able to action your request and hope the information provided outlines our position.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 15:27, Monday 8 February 2021

  • Following an on-site risk based assessment there is no action required at this time.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 13:28, Tuesday 23 February 2021

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