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Rubbish, fences falling, pavement is not safe at all (sliding) and drug use

Reported via desktop in the Rubbish (refuse and recycling) category anonymously at 11:14, Mon 9 November 2020

Sent to Warwick District Council less than a minute later

To whom it may concern,

We are writing to you regarding the public footpath which runs along the side of our house and at the top end of Humphris street Warwick. Connecting Humphris Street and All Saints Road. It is a growing concern that this path is not safe for people to walk through for a number of reasons.

Firstly, the paving slabs are slipping away and have become very uneven. They are almost sliding into the houses below. It really needs to re built or relaid in order for it to be safe for people to use. It is really dangerous especially as people use it with their children and push chairs etc..

Secondly some of the houses behind the paths fences are falling in too. We are not the only ones on the street who think it needs a clean up. We have already done our bit last year rebuilding some of the fence and clearing all the rubbish.

Thirdly due to the way it is unkept it is attracting the wrong groups of people who we have seen hanging around smoking/ drinking/ taking drugs and leaving their rubbish behind. A few people have concerns about this again because this is where they walk through with their children which is not a nice environment or acceptable for their children to see.

We know you may not be able to do much about the people but we do believe that if it can be tidied up they would be less likely to use it as more people would use the path like they used too.

If someone could get back to us with a solution then we can relay to the residence that care About the street. We would like to keep it a nice safe street for us and the kids who want to use it. Which we think is only fair.

I have already emailed the district council and this was their reply.

'Dear Mrs Snyman According to our mapping system the district council does not have any responsibility for maintaining this pathway, It shows as being a County Council adopted pathway. You would need to direct your request to the Highways Department South at Warwickshire County Council. Kind regards, Julian Hill Warwick District Anti-Social Behaviour Officer'

Please see above the photos of the area in question we have more in detail if you need them.

Look forward to hearing from you Many thanks

Alex Snyman 07939835151 86 Humphris Street, Warwick, CV34 5RA brendan_alexj@yahoo.co.uk

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