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The drain outside the old Boothville post office was covered in tarmac when the potholes were filled in.

Reported via desktop in the Blocked/Damaged category anonymously at 17:38, Fri 26 November 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3145813.

The drain on the road outside the old Boothville post office was covered over with tarmac when the pot holes were filled in. The men when approached said “they didn’t do drains”. This leads to large puddles by the kerb and the excess water now runs down the side of the Boothville Community centre and creates a large pool of water at the bottom of the access road. In winter this water is going to freeze and make it difficult for the users of the BCC to safely walk to the entrance. The drain needs uncovering and bringing back into use. I have enclose a screen shot of the the map with the correct position of the drain as the map on the website doesn’t show the drain to which I am referring.

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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 17:39, Fri 26 November 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. We understand that you have concerns about the condition of the drainage in this section of road. Whilst we appreciate your comments, the location of the vegetation that you have identified is not on the adopted highway. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the adjacent private landowner to maintain and is outside Northamptonshire Highways’ control. Apologies we are not able to assist further.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:57, Mon 29 November 2021

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