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Preston Main Street footpath 'butchered'

Reported in the Footway or Footpath category anonymously at 19:43, Thursday 18 April 2019

Sent to Rutland County Council 2 minutes later

Preston is a conservation village with some 33 listed buildings. The owners of which put a lot of time, effort and money to keeping these buildings and gardens in order, however when it comes to the roads, pathways and verges it appears to be a different story. Just over a week ago the power company and ground works contractors dug up the pathways of Main Street in order to reinstate an underground power line to ONE property in the village. I would be interested to learn what the council/highways dept are going to do in order to manage/rectify the unsightly mess left on the pathways. To use a medical analogy, in the age of keyhole surgery surely there is a way to be less invasive when it comes to laying cables, especially when there are so many rules applying to listed building owners about what can/cannot be done within the curtilage of their property. Rules regarding roads and paths (which often add to the appearance of a village) are apparently disregarded . It appears that a medieval approach is taken to digging trenches in the 21st century, which sadly leaves a huge unnecessary 'scar' on the landscape.

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  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate this and respond to you within 10 working days. Updates will be posted on IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01572 722577

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 19:45, Thursday 18 April 2019

  • Western Power have had an engineer investigate the area and remedial repairs are due. Update when fixed.

    Posted anonymously at 11:12, Wednesday 7 August 2019

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