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Failing street works that has taken place. contrary to 48 Streets, street works and undertakers.

Reported via desktop in the Gully or manhole defect category by Paul Mundy at 12:39, Wed 28 July 2021

Sent to Warwickshire County Council less than a minute later

To whom it may concern

This work has recently taken place on the street Warwick Court, CV32 4QR were a local business has decided to tap in to the drain system with out doing it properly and is now failing. Contrary to legislation 48 new roads and street works act 1991,

Streets, street works and undertakers.

(1)In this Part a “street” means the whole or any part of any of the following, irrespective of whether it is a thoroughfare—

(a)any highway, road, lane, footway, alley or passage,

(b)any square or court, and

(c)any land laid out as a way whether it is for the time being formed as a way or not.

Where a street passes over a bridge or through a tunnel, references in this Part to the street include that bridge or tunnel. (2)The provisions of this Part apply to a street which is not a maintainable highway subject to such exceptions and adaptations as may be prescribed.

(3)In this Part “street works” means works of any of the following kinds (other than works for road purposes) executed in a street in pursuance of a statutory right or a street works licence—

(a)placing apparatus, or

(b)inspecting, maintaining, adjusting, repairing, altering or renewing apparatus, changing the position of apparatus or removing it,

Or works required for or incidental to any such works (including, in particular, breaking up or opening the street, or any sewer, drain or tunnel under it, or tunnelling or boring under the street). (4)In this Part “undertaker” in relation to street works means the person by whom the relevant statutory right is exercisable (in the capacity in which it is exercisable by him) or the licensee under the relevant street works licence, as the case may be.

(5)References in this Part to the undertaker in relation to apparatus in a street are to the person entitled, by virtue of a statutory right or a street works licence, to carry out in relation to the apparatus such works as are mentioned in subsection (3); and references to an undertaker having apparatus in the street, or to the undertaker to whom apparatus belongs, shall be construed accordingly.

Could this please be rectified before it becomes a bigger problem than it already is,

Yours sincerely

Paul Mundy

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  • Warwickshire County Council has received your report which will be reviewed accordingly. There are no automatic updates to the status of this report - this is something we are working on as part of the improvements to fault reporting.

    Posted by County Highways at 17:02, Wed 28 July 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:28, Wed 25 August 2021

  • Could you pass on this message to the council please as you can see from the picture that I have just taken, it is deteriorating quite rapidly now. We would like some sort of response from the council, as people live on the street. And the failing works that have been carried out not only present the obvious hazard on the public footpath. But also it is in-between a butchers shop and a restaurant creating a trap for dirt attracting unwanted visitors that the residents are not to keen on and I am suer from the food outlets point of view, they will want all aspects of health and safety to be up to slandered. Obviously this is imperative part of their business.

    Posted by Paul Mundy at 13:58, Wed 25 August 2021

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