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Van parked completely on footpath near construction site

Reported in the Footway or Footpath category anonymously at 20:50, Tuesday 15 September 2020

Sent to Rutland County Council less than a minute later

This van parked on and completely blocked the only footpath available on Hackamore Way at rush hour/5pm-ish. Just in front of the van, the footpath is closed whilst construction work is being done to create an entrance for new business units on this road, with clear signage directing pedestrians to use the footpath on the opposite side of the road. The driver clearly didn't want to park on the double yellow lines whilst they went and took photos of the building site (I saw the driver do this from a distance as I approached), so thought totally obstructing the footpath would be ok if the vans hazard lights were on. I took these photos after crossing and having to walk in the road from the point marked by the arrow with a baby in a pram and a very young child. If this was obviously a one off I wouldn't bother complaining, but building work at this site has only just started and more businesses have started to break ground off this road, meaning more vehicles like this are likely to park illegally for convenience.

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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 https://rutland.fixmystreet.com/ IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01572 722577

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 20:55, Tuesday 15 September 2020

  • Thank you for your report. We have now inspected the defect and this has been referred to the correct department for action. ¬†We have passed your report on to them. Thank you for reporting this matter and this report is now closed.

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 09:35, Wednesday 16 September 2020

  • In this situation we would be able to issue a ticket and we have stepped up mobile patrols of the area.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 11:05, Monday

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