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Tarmac surface subsiding into drainage ditch

Reported via desktop in the Trip hazard/uneven surface category anonymously at 16:27, Tue 26 October 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 407991.

The photos show the collapsing surface and expansion cracking of the Tarmac surface, seemingly from subsidence downward into the drainage ditch running alongside the footpath. First signs of ground movement were in 2020, deteriorating further this year, becoming a pedestrian slip risk hazard into the deep ditch when wet.

This is the Tarmac surfaced portion of the public footpath, on the Lincolnshire County Council Definitive Map, identifier Wran-987-1, behind 2 properties on Church Close, numbers 31 and 32.

I am aware public footpath issues are the remit of Countryside Services dept, but the hard Tarmac surface may require Highways Dept attention. This my understanding from discussions in September with Jonathan Stockdale (Senior Countryside Officer) of the Countryside Services dept at Lincolnshire County Council.

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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 16:27, Tue 26 October 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 16:39, Tue 26 October 2021

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 13:19, Thu 28 October 2021

  • We acknowledge your concerns and accept that the highway has deteriorated in condition. We have assessed the fault in accordance with our Highways Infrastructure Asset Management Plan and it does not require urgent action. If the fault deteriorates significantly please report this again to us. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 12:15, Mon 1 November 2021

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