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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

  • Thank you for your report. We have now inspected the defect and no planned repair is necessary at this stage. Please be assured that we will continue to inspect in line with our Highway Safety Inspection Policy. Thank you for reporting this matter and this report is now closed.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 09:25, Thursday 10 October 2019

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