Reported via desktop in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category anonymously at 10:37, Friday 21 May 2021
Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2740022.
Barriers obstructing loading bay and due to wind not stable flying into the road
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Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:38, Friday 21 May 2021
I received this email from a constituent concering and incident at 11.10pm Thursday, the 20th May on Silver Street Wellingborough. I have attached pictures of the damaged that her car incurred.
> Dear Councillor Stevens, > > I am contacting you on behalf of my daughter, with regards to a very nasty incident at approximately 11.10pm last Thursday, the 20th May. > As she was driving up Silver Street, a number of those barriers on the right fell over into and under her car. Luckily, her and her passenger, despite being very shaken, were unhurt. > Whilst I appreciate it was windy that night, it was quite obvious and still is, that these barriers are not fixed/weighted down enough. > Her “new car”, which is her pride and joy, has been significantly damaged due to this incident. The front wing is dented and has been badly scratched. She also took the car to Hi-Q, Northampton Road, on Friday morning to get it checked over and they discovered that the wing is now loose due to the impact with the falling barriers. > There are cameras a little further up near the Oxford Street bend, which will have recorded this, can you please obtain the footage of the incident in case it is needed ? > We have spoken to various businesses nearby and it turns out that they have complained to The Council and Highways about these barriers several times in the past 12 months or so. The fact that they are always falling over and are a danger to the public were just 2 of their reasons to complain. > The last conversation we know of, was between a lady from Kebab Empire and Rebekah at Highways on the 7th or 8th of April. > I ask that these barriers are removed with immediate effect, before a more serious incident occurs. > I will hopefully get some pictures of the damage emailed over to you tomorrow. > Finally, I would like to know who to speak to with regards to getting my daughters car repaired ? > > Yours sincerely > Paul King
Posted anonymously at 06:54, Friday 28 May 2021
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