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Damaged grass verges caused by parked cars on the corner of Malpas Drive

Reported via desktop in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 16:36, Friday 22 October 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3078834.

Damaged grass verges caused by parked cars on the corner of Malpas Drive. It would be beneficial to have some bollards put in place to stop parking.

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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 16:36, Friday 22 October 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, Northamptonshire County Council no longer consider installing ‘No Parking’ type signs or such measures at wooden posts, bollards or barriers to prevent parking on grass verges to be a priority. Legally it is not an offence to park a motor vehicle, other than an HGV, on a grass verge unless it causes an obstruction of the highway or there are parking restrictions in place e.g. double yellow lines or a byelaw is in force prohibiting it. Parking on a verge or footway would be a criminal offence if there is clear evidence of willful 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. We do understand that some verges may look aesthetically messy and unsightly, especially after the typical wet winter weather. Therefore, if they are significantly damaged this can be reported on the Northamptonshire County Council’s online ‘Street Doctor’ system for consideration under our annual maintenance programme for re-seeding (or re-turf if particularly muddy/damaged) and within the constraints of the Northamptonshire Highways financial budget.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:07, Monday 25 October 2021

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