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Pavement surface causing trip hazard on Edward Street

Reported via desktop in the Trip hazard/uneven surface category anonymously at 21:54, Tuesday 1 February 2022

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 416145.

A section of the pavement along Edward Street is unkept and not safely maintained. There are leaves, mud and decomposed vegetation covering the paved surface as shown in the attached photos. This creates a difficult walking surface for pedestrians, particularly those who are less able to walk or elderly from the nearby care home. The pavement narrows at this part due to a hedge overgrowing into the path of potential pedestrians. The rest of the pavement is swept clear and in a good condition. Why is this stretch not maintained to the same standard? The hedge needs trimming to give the pavement full width and the debris needs clearing thoroughly to ensure a safe walking surface. Could the council action, or inform the property owner, please?

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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 21:54, Tuesday 1 February 2022

  • 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 07:32, Wednesday 2 February 2022

  • We are taking appropriate enforcement action. The enforcement process can sometimes take a long time to complete. Although you may not see any site changes quickly work will still be taking place behind the scenes. Thank you for your patience while this work takes place.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 11:47, Wednesday 2 February 2022

  • Slip and trip hazards still present on Edward Street (photos attached). This problem has not been resolved and the hazard remains. Even worse given the consistent rain in the last week. Dangerous pavement surface and encroaching bush. Action required please.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 13:44, Sunday 20 February 2022

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