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Byway damaged by refuse lorry, now dangerous.

Reported by John Mellows at 14:25, Wed 20 September 2017

Sent to East Devon District Council 1 minute later

This morning a bin lorry came to collect our general refuse bin which had not been emptied on Monday as per schedule. Instead of coming down Springhead Lane for some inexplicable reason the driver chose to back down the byway fron Shute Road and slid in the ditch. The recovery caused damage to the byway and blocked the ditch which has only just been cleared. Two photos show this. The third photo shows the damage to the byway on the inside of the same bend which was also caused by a council vehicle. This has been reported on several occasions but never repaired and is now a lot worse. With the new damage on the other side described above the byway is barely negotiable by vehicles which regularly use this public byway. Urgent repairs are needed on both sides as the blocked ditch will cause flooding and further damage. It is also highly likely that other vehicles may slip into the ditch at this point. Please can this now be treated as very urgent.

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