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Very dangerous footparh

Reported via desktop in the Slabs - Uneven / Damaged / Cracked category anonymously at 08:46, Thu 15 June 2023

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 4675098.

The footpath along the front of my house is totally uneven. At the beginning coming off Nest Lane large tree roots have just been covered over with tarmac. As I have Parkinson’s I find it very difficult to get up this ramp I need to grab the fence on the left to help pull me up. Once on the footpath it is far from flat littered with poor repairs over the years . Slabs and tarmac slant in all directions

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. Officers will now investigate the concerns and this may take up to 5 working days. If you believe that your concerns are urgent then please phone us.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:46, Thu 15 June 2023

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Not Started - Regarding the condition of the footpath adjacent to Teal Lane, we are pleased to confirm that a works order has been raised. This should be completed within 12 months’ time, we will endeavour to attend much sooner. Please be assured that you will receive an update once repairs are concluded.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:21, Tue 20 June 2023

  • 1.The perceived risk that it may cause subsidence in the future as you call it is actually is present and imminent, I have contacted the insurer but I as I understand and your email suggest you have legal obligations to inspect the issue raised. Your email also state that you have qualified people that inspects these trees and act when deemed reasonable in 17 years I have been living at these property only once a tree was pruned and was the one far back and the smallest one, as far as your email also stating that we can prune these trees for starters I'm appalled that you even suggest that and you do not take into consideration people limitations. 2. Disrupting pavements, kerbs, garden paths and walls. In these cases, engineering solutions will be sought where possible and these as resident of this town I requested because the slabs in my front door are all loose because of the trees. But instead we treated as delinquent because we live in council estate area.

    Posted anonymously at 18:42, Tue 22 August 2023

  • Thank you for providing an update. Officers will now investigate the concerns and this may take up to 5 working days. If you believe that your concerns are urgent then please phone us.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 18:43, Tue 22 August 2023

  • Don’t understand latest update I’m the originator of the complaint. Will Mr Anonymous please stand up and come to talk to me. I can only think of one person that may have lived here 17 years and don’t think they are capable of that post . I first lived in this row of 5 houses in 1970 . If this is the result of a disagreement between the councils ground maintenance and fix my street come and see me at No 35

    Posted by Leslie Carter at 22:08, Tue 22 August 2023

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Not Started - We have inspected the issue, and will be repairing the footpath within our priority levels. Repairs to remove slabs and replace with tarmac will be completed by June 2024 latest.
    North Northants policy in regards to trees is to ensure all healthy and safe trees remain in tact, and will only remove if causing safety concerns to the highway.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:12, Thu 24 August 2023

  • I am about to need a wheelchair and will be impossible to use footpath as it is I did pass this information on to someone in Kettering and was promised it would be completed by end February as I am nearly house bound. But no sign of that happening

    Posted by Leslie Carter at 04:24, Wednesday 31 January 2024

  • Thank you for providing an update. Officers will now investigate the concerns and this may take up to 5 working days. If you believe that your concerns are urgent then please phone us.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 04:24, Wednesday 31 January 2024

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Not Started - Works are due to be completed by 28th February
    We have inspected the issue, and will be repairing the footpath within our priority levels. Repairs to remove slabs and replace with tarmac will be completed by June 2024 latest.
    North Northants policy in regards to trees is to ensure all healthy and safe trees remain in tact, and will only remove if causing safety concerns to the highway.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:35, Thursday 1 February 2024

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Scheduled

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:23, Wednesday

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