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Car damaging green verges with trees and using as parking

Reported via desktop in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 14:58, Fri 26 November 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3145501.

Car damaging green verges with trees and using as 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 14:59, Fri 26 November 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry regarding damage to the grass verges that may be caused by vehicles driving or parking on them. Unfortunately, this is a common seasonal problem where the verges soften due to wet or inclement weather and become prone to rutting. Regrettably, Northamptonshire Highways 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. 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 West Northamptonshire Council’s online ‘Street Doctor’ system for consideration under our annual maintenance programme for re-seeding (or re-turf if particularly muddy/roiled) in the Spring/Summer months and within the constraints of the Northamptonshire Highways financial budget.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:09, Mon 29 November 2021

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