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Thistleton Lane west side.

Reported via desktop in the Visibility at junction or bend category anonymously at 15:36, Monday 27 February 2023

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 449338.

I refer to previous reports.

Thistleton Lane is a very narrow rural road; part of the road white lines cannot be painted down middle. So, road verges are required for pedestrians to get off road and be safe. Speed of vehicles is terrifying.

Equestrian users are safer to use road verge than tarmac road. Sadly, heavy, deep rooted vegetation prevents this.

Highways state pedestrians who chose walk on the verge must be prepared to encounter obstructions between the cutting periods as well as growth from overhanding vegetation. Sorry, but this is against Highways Act 1980.

Highways are responsible to ensure all users of road verges can do so without any interference.

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  • Thanks for letting us know about your issue with visibility at a junction or bend. We will look into this and let you know what we find within the next 14 days. You can find out more about grass cutting on our website

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 15:36, Monday 27 February 2023

  • There are other areas of South Kesteven which road verges get full width cut.

    Posted anonymously at 15:46, Monday 27 February 2023

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

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 12:59, Tuesday 28 February 2023

  • Great news, we’ve had a look at the issue and we have now passed to our Highways Officers for the team to assess what can be done to resolve the matter. We’ll let you know when the assessment has taken place.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:26, Wednesday 1 March 2023

  • 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 10:47, Wednesday 1 March 2023

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 16:55, Tuesday 14 March 2023

  • Update please.

    Posted anonymously at 14:12, Thursday 23 March 2023

  • As the Highway Authority for Lincolnshire. LCC has a statutory duty to ensure the safety of the highway, and this includes the cutting of grass verges where grass impedes visibility at road junctions or through bends. In addition to this we also cut a 1.1m width alongside the road edge in rural areas for pedestrians and other vulnerable road users to use as a refuge when required where there are no footways. Our current policy is to undertake 3 safety cuts per annum to all highway verges either with our contractors or under agreements with local Councils in some urban areas. Some verges are much wider than the 1.1m cut and the remaining area is left to encourage biodiversity. No further action is therefore being taken in response to this or further similar emails and similar requests. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:16, Tuesday 28 March 2023

  • Another astonishing reply to do nothing. Also 31 March so all reports are closed. To me, this is manipulating statistics. This shows no outstanding work, wrong. My photo clearly shows protruding vegetation and other trip root hazards which are danger to any verge user. Highways know they are under Statue to ensure safety for all users. To me, they are failing to comply to this.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 09:38, Saturday 15 April 2023

  • Update please.

    Posted anonymously at 18:11, Friday 5 May 2023

  • Now October 2023, full cut required.

    Posted anonymously at 17:15, Thursday 19 October 2023

  • Verge trip hazard, full cut required.

    Posted anonymously at 14:31, Thursday 2 November 2023

  • State changed to: No further action

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 11:04, Friday 3 November 2023

  • No action means LCC are allowing a road verge to be a trip hazard. This goes against Highways Act 1980.

    Posted anonymously at 18:08, Friday 3 November 2023

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