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Car parking and destroying public grass areas

Reported in the Car parking category anonymously at 10:29, Thu 1 August 2019

Sent to Carlisle City Council and Cumbria County Council 2 minutes later

Once again having to complain about the state of grass outside our house on Linden Terrace, numbers 34 to 40. People living in one house are continually driving along the footpath and parking/destroying the grass. When the council come to cut the grass they now have to leave a large part uncut because of a car parked, which is beginning to look awful. The car then wears away the grass to mud, you can see in photos. Mud will be dragged by car onto footpath and road, making it a hazard. if this was outside of a councillors house it would have been dealt with straight away! I am still waiting for an update from an email dated 11 June 2019 to Carlisle City Council, ref no. 00074297 and from the same date to Cumbria Highways ref no. W1980967621. As everyone else who has to put up with this mess, except the people causing the mess, our house owners, we will be looking into this to see if the mess affects our house prices, if it does we will consider taking legal action. Part of our council tax pays for the upkeep of the grass areas on our streets, and this is beyond a joke. We would like something done about this as soon as possible. Why not put a couple of posts in at the end, and partway along grass bank, to stop vehicles from using it as a road! I would hate for nothing to be done, and an accident to occur on the footpath between a car and a pedestrian.

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  • Different departments in the council seem to be passing responsibility to other departments, I will keep at them until a solution is found

    Posted anonymously at 11:50, Thu 29 August 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Problem still ongoing, but I haven’t stopped reporting it yet.

    Posted anonymously at 12:05, Thu 26 September 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • I have been promised by the council that the person responsible for the mess will be spoken to, and that bollards will be put in to stop vehicles driving on the grass bank, before Christmas

    Posted anonymously at 12:46, Thu 24 October 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:50, Thu 21 November 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:00, Thu 19 December 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:06, Thursday 16 January 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:22, Thursday 13 February 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:40, Thursday 12 March 2020

  • The council have put bollards in to stop vehicles accessing the grass bank.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 22:19, Thursday 9 April 2020

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