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Cars parkibg causing obstructio

Reported via mobile in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 10:27, Wednesday 14 April 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2670696.

Car parking on corners and pathways causeing obstruction to both other vechiles and pedestrians also energency vechiles struggle to gain access put othwr drive and person in danger

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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 10:27, Wednesday 14 April 2021

  • Thank you for using our Street Doctor service. It is not an offence by law to park a motor vehicle, other than a heavy goods vehicle on a footway unless it causes an obstruction or a Traffic Regulation Order or byelaw is in force prohibiting it However, vehicles parking on a footway could be considered 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. In this instance you should contact the local police Safer Communities Team by calling the non-emergency number 101 or by following the link on the Northamptonshire Police website. This team have alternative powers to our enforcement officers and are better positioned to deal with the concerns you are raising. Should you wish to pursue the option, our department could can investigate the feasibility of permanent restrictions in this area (most likely junction protection markings e.g. double yellow lines) however this requires the completion of a Parking Restriction Request form. Our form can be found at councilservices/ northamptonshire-highways/ parking/ Pages/ request-for-new-parking-restrictions.aspx alongside more information regarding the process and how to submit an application. As you may be aware, parking restrictions require a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to be implemented in order to make the restrictions legal and enforceable. The County Council is therefore required to follow a formal process, which includes a consultation stage and potentially a period of dealing with any objections, before any successful parking restrictions can be implemented. Kind regards.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:12, Thursday 15 April 2021

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