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Many potholes 100 yards in each direction from this door to School.

Reported via desktop in the Potholes / Highway Condition category by Cllr John l HENSON at 17:11, Monday 5 February 2024 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5535494.

Recently a vehicle swerved to avoid a pothole and smashed the wall at the side entrance to St Peters School on Headlands. This is boarded up, scaffolded and being repaired. A parked vehicle was also written off. There are many potholes within 100 yards either side of this School where I have observed vehicles swerving to avoid them and passage is tricky due to parked cars. This street is also used by Pupils of Bishop Stopford School a little further to the south in Headlands. I fear for the safety of the pupils many who are young.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. Officers will now investigate the concerns and this may take up to 5 working days. If you believe that your concerns are urgent then please phone us.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 17:11, Monday 5 February 2024

  • Investigation: Ongoing (Duplicate) - An inspector has been sent to the area and depending on weather conditions we hope to have this resolved by July 29th 2024
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    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:35, Thursday 8 February 2024


    This road needs a complete resurface as there has already been an accident caused by the amount and size of the potholes along Headlands.

    At the very minimum URGENT (within 30 days) temporary repairs/patching is needed as a short term mitigation.

    Please can this be dealt with as a PRIORITY as the situation is only getting worse as the road continues to deteriorate.

    You as the Council have a responsibility for road safety/repairs and so far, the lack of action could be considered negligence by the Council. Please sort it out.

    Posted anonymously at 15:00, Thursday 15 February 2024

  • Thank you for providing an update. Officers will now investigate the concerns and this may take up to 5 working days. If you believe that your concerns are urgent then please phone us.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:00, Thursday 15 February 2024

  • Please can more details be provided by the Council about why this has been categorised as not urgent and therefore can be left until July?

    If this road has been inspected it would be very obvious the entire road surface has failed and as soon as we get heavy rain the potholes deteriorate further as more of the road surface is washed away.

    There is no way this road can be left in its current state until July as there will be little road left to repair by then. It really needs urgent attention now as there are some huge potholes which will cause damage and mean cars now drive down the middle of the road to avoid them which is creating more risk of accidents.

    I strongly urge the priority of these road repairs are re-assessed and some temporary repairs are made ASAP to the worst of the potholes; of which there are many all along Headlands currently.

    Posted anonymously at 14:08, Wednesday 21 February 2024

  • Issue has now been dealt with

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 21:31, Saturday 6 April 2024

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