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Verge and footpath eyesore

Reported via mobile in the Wheel tracks or ruts category anonymously at 07:50, Sat 12 February 2022

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 417075.

Vehicles continuously parking on verge, causing damage to verge and footpath. This is an eyesore for visitors and residents of Stamford. The footpath is constantly muddy, why are the police or council not stopping this happening? It’s illegal to drive on a footpath, yet cars are constantly driving on the footpath to get to the verge.

The verge itself is as uneven as the surface of the moon, due to poor reinstatement works by Upp and Lightspeed broadband. There are rocks all over the verge and the footpath repairs are to a poor standard, do LCC not post inspect reinstatement works? This is a main route into town and it looks an absolute mess. Pedestrians have to contend with trip hazards, mud and motorists driving on the footpath.

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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 07:50, Sat 12 February 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 08:09, Sat 12 February 2022

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 11:42, Mon 14 February 2022

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

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 12:31, Mon 14 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 16:06, Mon 14 February 2022

  • 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 15:13, Wed 16 February 2022

  • We need to investigate this report. We will contact you again when an update is available.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 12:03, Fri 18 February 2022

  • This report has been assessed and works are planned. We will update this report when works are scheduled.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 16:01, Fri 18 February 2022

  • I wholeheartedly agree with the originator of this report - these selfish car parkers are absolutely obliterating the grass verge. Less than 100 metres from the area photographed is a sign which reads "No parking on grass verge" which is habitually ignored. I believe that bollards should be inserted to prevent vehicular access. The car owners are residents of the properties on the opposite side of the road

    Posted anonymously at 23:27, Wed 23 February 2022

  • The grass verge beyond the footpath continues to be abused by more and more vehicles, in spite of the notice within 100 yards which clearly states " no motor vehicles on mown verge". There are at least six vehicles visible in this photo. Your update on Feb 18 suggests that works are planned for this area, but no sign of them yet.

    Posted anonymously at 22:46, Sat 14 May 2022

  • I wouldn't take word that works are scheduled. LCC appear to just send automated responses and rarely action anything. If you raise a complaint via their website this appears to have slightly better results, but their response time in general is pretty bad.

    Posted anonymously at 22:36, Tue 12 July 2022

  • Works are scheduled.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 12:05, Wed 24 August 2022

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 12:23, Wed 14 June 2023

  • All done! The work’s finished and the issue is now resolved. Thank you for contacting us about this. Your report has meant that we can focus our effort where it’s needed most.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 14:25, Fri 16 June 2023

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