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There is a persistent smell of oil in this area

Reported via desktop in the Blocked/Damaged category anonymously at 19:55, Wednesday 13 January 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2476630.

There is a persistent smell of oil on Main Road in the vicinity of Swainson Close to Cowley Meadow Way and particularly strong by bus stop outside St. Margaret's view estate. This smell has been reported by several residents over the course of the last few months.

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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 Highways at 19:55, Wednesday 13 January 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 Highways at 05:50, Thursday 14 January 2021

  • I had another look at this yesterday and I could see a very faint trickle of oil coming out of the ditch which runs down the side of the playing fields, past Swainson Close and joins up with the Main Rd ditch. There was also a smell around there too. NCC logged this at 19:55 Wednesday13th and by 05:50 Thursday 14th you had carried out an on-site risk assessment. Your risk assessment might have missed this, due to it having been carried out DURING THE HOURS OF NIGHTFALL, so it might be a good idea to reopen this issue. .

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 12:22, Monday 18 January 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:22, Monday 18 January 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry- the location has been inspected and I cannot see any trace of oil, unfortunately i cannot do anything about the smell, but i will continue to monitor the location.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:54, Monday 18 January 2021

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