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Not an acceptable repair

Reported via desktop in the Collapsed verge category anonymously at 16:03, Thursday 6 May 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 396043.

Back in February this curb had been reported anonymously and subsequently the footpath “closed” by signage and the placement of plastic barriers, we have now been stepping out onto the narrow road to go round the obstacles for nearly 3 months, which given there is a working farm in the village with overly large tractors and machinery using the road constantly is quite frankly a lot more dangerous than walking past a curb which has slipped into the stream. There has always been a stream through the village and we are all quite capable of walking on the path without falling into it, why barriers were put there in the first place is a mystery, the curb had been in the stream for months before it was reported. If there is no intention of repairing the curbing then please remove the barriers as they are causing a bigger hazard!

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  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate and make an update to this report within 14 days.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 16:03, Thursday 6 May 2021

  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate and make an update to this report within 14 days.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:30, Friday 7 May 2021

  • We need to investigate this report. We will contact you again when an update is available.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 17:22, Friday 7 May 2021

  • State changed to: No further action

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 13:18, Monday 7 June 2021

  • I note the status has changed to “no further action” can I assume from that, the red plastic barriers will remain on the footpath indefinitely? They are a hazard , causing pedestrians to walk on the road, given that it is used frequently during the day and evenings by delivery vans, tractors and quite often lorries going to Sewstern Industrial Estate, I don’t feel this is acceptable. They are also a hideous eyesore! Please if the council does not intend to repair or replace the fallen curb stones, remove the barriers!

    Posted anonymously at 14:24, Monday 7 June 2021

  • I am a resident of Gunby - but not the person who initially reported this collapsed path, nor the person who previously suggested that they would rather have the barriers removed if the path is not going to be repaired. I would like Council assurance that the path is going to be repaired, and an indication of when this repair will be completed by? We have tolerated the problem for long enough already - it is dangerous for pedestrians to have to step into the road to pass. This may be only a few metres for some, but pedestrians using wheeled mobility aids can only leave and return to the pavement where the kerb height is dropped. There is no footpath on the opposite side of Main Street, Gunby - so please fix this problem.

    Posted anonymously at 10:48, Tuesday 8 June 2021

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