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Entrance to park walk blocked to parents with baby buggies

Reported via desktop in the Pedestrian Barriers - Damaged / Missing category anonymously at 10:50, Thu 23 December 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3196018.

I am writing in behalf of my residents who wish to access Bradlaugh Fields through what is known as the Mallory Walk.

This park attracts a variety of visitors including parents and carers with babies and young children and who use baby buggies and prams. I have attached a self explanatory photograph which illustrates the difficulty I am writing about.

I fully appreciate the need to protect narrow paths and entrances to public spaces against unsuitable vehicles and motor cycles. I have received many complaints on my social media from mums and dads who are struggling to access some of the entrances to Bradlaugh Fields.

I am asking if it is possible for this type of barrier to be replaced by a more appropriate configuration which would allow baby buggies and prams easier access.

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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 10:50, Thu 23 December 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry, this has been passed to the relevant team. We will update once a reference has been received.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:58, Thu 23 December 2021

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