You can move around with your keyboard
Drop pin on the map to start a new report
Press space again to adjust the location
Start new report here Reposition report here
Back to all reports

Road giving way on one side into brook

Reported via mobile in the Potholes / Highway Condition category anonymously at 15:41, Friday 16 February 2024

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5587547.

The highway is giving way on one side into the brook, the drop is approx 20-22cm causing most cars to scrape the underside on the tarmac. Drivers are attempting to avoid damaging their vehicles by driving on the verges either side. Issue has been present for several months and is getting worse and being further eroded by flooding.

RSS feed of updates to this problem Receive email when updates are left on this problem.


  • 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 15:41, Friday 16 February 2024

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:00, Saturday 16 March 2024

  • This section of roadway is getting worse, and I have seen 3 vehicles bottom out on the road in the last month. It was first reported in 2022, and was subsequently reported at least twice in 2023, but those reports seem to have disappeared.

    Posted anonymously at 15:39, Thursday 21 March 2024

  • Given that this issue was reported on 16/02/24, no action has been taken by the council and vehicles are being damaged can claims now be made to cover the cost of repairs?

    Posted anonymously at 10:30, Wednesday 27 March 2024

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:02, Saturday 20 April 2024

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:44, Saturday 18 May 2024

  • The road has not yet been repaired. To avoid damage to vehicles I'd recommend keeping to the verge side closest to the brook, that seems to stop the bottom of cars being damaged

    Posted anonymously at 10:18, Sunday 16 June 2024
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still no action on this badly damaged section of road.

    Posted by David Brown at 00:43, Wednesday 19 June 2024

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:35, Sunday 14 July 2024

Provide an update

Your information will only be used in accordance with our privacy policy

Next: Tell us about you

Your update

Tell us about you

Do you have a FixMyStreet password?