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Stop Cutting this Bank

Reported via desktop in the Collapsed verge category anonymously at 09:58, Wed 15 September 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 405208.

This is the third time this year a verge cutter has damaged the bank at the front of my house. In 2020 I thought it was made very clear that this bank is not a grass verge. After stopping an council operator, who had already ripped up posts and hedging plants in July, I placed very visible posts & logs in the bank. On 6 September a verge cutter proceeded to cut the bank, which splintered several posts and threw the larger logs into the lane. The vehicle didn’t stop and drove off through Greenfield Farm. I have checked with the farm to ensure this was not a contractor working for them. The picture attached shows the bank AFTER I went out to move the logs off the lane. Not only as has the bank been wrecked again - the debris could have caused a serious accident. Please explain why it appears to be an impossibility for this bank can be marked as an area not for cutting?

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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 09:58, Wed 15 September 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 11:14, Wed 15 September 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 13:55, Wed 15 September 2021

  • We have carried out an initial assessment, but a more detailed investigation is required. We will provide a further update when this has been completed.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 15:42, Thu 16 September 2021

  • We are unsure as to who is cutting the verge near your property but it is not Lincolnshire County Council as our Contractor has not been in the area. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:39, Mon 27 September 2021

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