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Lack of access/dangerous surface

Reported via desktop in the Trip hazard/uneven surface category anonymously at 15:18, Thu 3 March 2022

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 419019.

An area of land is scheduled for re-development on Horncastle Road. The access to the land is opposite No. 20 Horncastle Road. In 2020 or 2021 some initial work was carried out on the site and since that time, sections of metal 'builder's fencing' have obstructed the slipway entrance to the site. I understand that there is an issue regarding the construction of the access which has delayed further development. In this area there is only pavement on the North side of the road. Pedestrians walking down Horncastle Road would regularly cross the road in the area around number 20 and use the slip way opposite to gain access to Vaness Road (on the opposite side of the road).

Since the installation of the builder's fencing it has not been possible to access the slip rod: consequently anyone using a wheelchair, pram or pushchair cannot access Vanessa Road without making a long detour down to the bottom of Horncastle Road and walking up the opposite side.

In addition, due to the condition of the slipway, in heavy rain, debris washes into the road causing a hazard for cyclists.

I understand that the footpath is soon to be re-surfaced and that alternative access will be needed so am hopeful that this may result in the condition of the slip road being improved and re-opened for pedestrians. Thanks

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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 15:18, Thu 3 March 2022

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:12, Tue 8 March 2022

  • Good afternoon. This was reported in March and an update promised within 14 days but I have heard nothing further. The area continues to look a mess and although the builder's fences have been moved slightly the surface is unsuitable for a pushchair or wheelchair to access. Debris continues to spill onto the road in heavy rain.

    Posted anonymously at 16:25, Wed 2 November 2022

  • State changed to: No further action

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:03, Thursday 19 January 2023

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