You can move around with your keyboard
plus
minus
left
right
Drop pin on the map to start a new report
space
Press space again to adjust the location
space
Back to all reports

Footpath closed by LCC

Reported via desktop in the Collapsed verge category by Christopher Reddin at 19:57, Monday 3 January 2022

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 413082.

No Traffic Regulation Order has been made by the Council to close this section of footway and accordingly this closure is illegal. Under the Highways Act 1980 para 56(1) parts (a) and (b), I serve notice upon the Lincolnshire County Highways Authority requiring the Authority to confirm that liability for the maintenance of the footway is their liability?

RSS feed of updates to this problem Receive email when updates are left on this problem.

Updates

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

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 19:58, Monday 3 January 2022

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

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 20:27, Monday 3 January 2022

  • Ref 413082, this situation has been left unresolved for 5 year's or more. Pedestrians have to step into the highway to negotiate the metal sign.

    Posted by Rodney Sadd at 09:35, Tuesday 4 January 2022

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:48, Tuesday 11 January 2022

  • We are sorry but we are not taking immediate action with this report. The footway is closed off for the safety of the public, the highway is still open, we would not normally raise a TRO to section off a dangerous part of the highway. Whilst we completely understand your frustrations about the closure of this part of the footway on Cowbit Road, the council has closed it off to keep the public safe. We would love to be able to repair and reopen the footway on Cowbit Road however, the fact remains that we cannot afford to spend upwards of £250,000 on 50m of pavement at this time. We do not have an unlimited budget to spend on road repairs, and so we can't do everything we want to at once; we have to prioritise our funding. Repairing this part of Cowbit Road's footpath now would take money directly out of pothole repairs, resurfacing, surface dressing and other schemes to keep road users safe. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 11:10, Wednesday 12 January 2022

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.