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Two tarmacadammed paths in poor condition, one having major hazard as it has a raised covered manhole over 2 inches proud within it.

Reported via desktop in the Manhole & Drain Covers category anonymously at 12:32, Monday 18 October 2021

Sent to Rutland County Council less than a minute later

It is understood that RCC took a long lease of whole grassed area/ footpaths from original developer "Wolds Building Company Limited" which was dissolved decades ago. the raised covered manhole is of a height above the path surface that would inevitably attract legal liability (I am a retired solicitor). the Lease should define liability, but in practice RCC have mown and maintained the area and have de facto taken over responsibility for area. State of the tarmacadamed surfaces are poor but though they may not be to the level that would attract liability, they could cause falls especially where they connect to the play area, which appears to again be maintained by RCC

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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

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 18:25, Monday 18 October 2021

  • This enquiry has been closed because it’s been determined that it relates to an un-adopted road. Un-adopted roads do not have to be maintained by the Highway Authority (Rutland County Council) under the Highways Act 1980. A legal duty to maintain these roads still exists, but it falls to the owners of the road to do so. In order to determine whether a road is adopted you can refer to the National Street Gazetteer website map

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 17:55, Friday 29 October 2021

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