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Urgent-road safety issue-obstructed footpath

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction on pavement/verge category anonymously at 12:24, Monday 21 June 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 399280.

From junction Clay Lake/Pecks Drove E OS 255217 to Spalding Drove Way OS 254215. Brambles bushes and nettles have overgrown the foot way severely. Pedestrians are forced to step into the road. Along this section of road there is only one pathway on the East side of Spalding Droveway. There are children and families using this route to/ from school, and workers to the Four Ashes estate. You are asked to arrange for this to be cut back urgently. Ideally removal of the brambles and nettles will reduce a regrowth problem in the future. Thank you for consideration of this. You should also note the condition of the pathway Tarmac is very poor and uneven and resurfacing should be considered very soon. Best Regards Chris Austin

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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 12:24, Monday 21 June 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 12:39, Monday 21 June 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 07:59, Thursday 24 June 2021

  • Currently our resources are such that we have to restrict our efforts to dealing with encroachments that are considered a significant danger or nuisance to users of the highway. In this instance we do not intend to take any immediate action, however we will continue to monitor the site as part of our routine inspections of the highway and will review the situation as necessary. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 14:24, Wednesday 30 June 2021

  • Hello LCC

    Thank you for letting me know you have moved this task to no further action, due to lack of resources. Please note I have a small correction to make: the stretch of road is from junction Clay Lake / Pecks Grove WEST along Spalding Drove to Entrance to Riverside Park.

    You should be aware that, with continuing growth, the brambles, bushes and nettles are encroaching across the path. This results in children and adults walking in the road. This is clearly unsafe.

    If the brambles and nettles cannot currently be removed, at the very least it would be appreciated to get the growth cut back. This would take a mowing tractor with a back arm about half a day to cut back. Would really appreciate resource being allocated urgently, and action being taken.

    If you cannot do the job, can you task South Holland District Council? SHDC maintain the grass and verge in that area. Thank you for your consideration of this matter. Regards Chris Austin Ref 399280

    Posted anonymously at 08:53, Thursday 1 July 2021

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    I would like to add that the path is impassable by foot, or especially puchair or wheelchair, no footpath on the opposite side of the road so pedestrians are having to walk on a busy road

    Posted anonymously at 08:26, Friday 23 July 2021

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 11:52, Tuesday 3 August 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. The area in question appears to be Public Open Space which is maintained by South Holland District Council. We have reported this to them on your behalf and asked them to investigate. Please contact them directly at https://www.sholland.gov.uk/ article/ 5866/ Contact-Us if you require any further information. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 11:39, Thursday 5 August 2021

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 08:11, Friday 27 August 2021

  • Works are scheduled.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 08:12, Friday 27 August 2021

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