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Loose drain cover rattles outside 32 Yelvertoft rd

Reported via mobile in the Loose / Raised/Sunken category by Mr Roy Beresford at 15:38, Wednesday 3 March 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2584752.

I moved in 3 weeks ago. Every morning at 5 am when cars come SPEEDING UP OR DOWN THE HILL it rattles loudly. My girlfriends 9 yr old was almost killed getting out of the car recently. We need the drain fixing but more importantly we need traffic calming. It’s a 30 limit and I have clocked people doing 60 by measuring distance against time to calculate their speed. I have spoken to several neighbours who have similar concerns. Kind regards.

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    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:38, Wednesday 3 March 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. The loose inspection cover has been passed to Anglian Water who are responsible for this utility item. Regarding speeding, this road safety concern would initially be a matter for Northamptonshire Police. The police have the ability to decide on taking appropriate action against drivers that may be breaking road traffic laws, by operating speed surveys or mobile speed enforcement in this residential area. Likewise, other road safety matters of anti-social and inappropriate driving or parking behaviour should be reported to your local Safer Communities Team by calling the non-emergency telephone number 101 or by the following link on the Northants Police website. For your information, the Northamptonshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner provides information of interest those in communities who have concerns about speeding vehicles in their neighbourhood. This involves running a Community Speed Watch initiative and empowers communities to help cut speeding. The Police’s Community Speed Watch initiative provides all that is needed to be able to catch speeding drivers and allowing the public to take control of problem areas in their community. For more information about how to create a local Community Speed Watch scheme you can get in touch with the Office of Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner on 01604 888113, or write to Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, East House, Force Headquarters, Wootton Hall, Northampton, NN4 0JQ.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:43, Thursday 4 March 2021

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