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Brown Bin Causing a High Way Access Issue

Reported via desktop in the Public right of way - problem with access or damage category anonymously at 15:58, Saturday 14 August 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2935446.

The brown bin has now been left in the road with, what looks like grease on the lid, left in the road causing issues for residents. The path the bin requesting to be kept clear is easily accessible and can be accessed by walking on the grass if need be. The bin is also making parking very difficult for those who park their cars in the area. The placing of the bin obstructs a parking space for residents and causing congestion and people blocking other cars in. Many cars are now parking in front or behind another leaving it difficult to get out, while others are being forced to park on the grass as of the bin taking up a valuable parking space. As seen from pervious reports of the issue (two prior to this one I believe) nothing has been done. The resident can still have access to her gate as she has right of access to the gate, which is their property, but from what I understand the resident doesn't have the right to obstruct the road. From June 2015 the Deregulation Act 2015 replaced the criminal offence of failing to comply with bin requirements with a civil penalty. The new civil penalty can only be used where the offence caused or is likely to cause a nuisance, or has been or is likely to be detrimental to any amenities of the locality. As this legislation came into force over six years ago this bin should have been dealt with promptly after the first complaint. As this bin is deemed a nuisance by many who live here and has been for seven months now, I would have thought the local council would have done something to remove the bin from obstructing a public highway.

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  • Thanks for making your report.

    It will be passed on to the relevant department. We will endeavour to provide you with an update within 10 working days.

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 15:58, Saturday 14 August 2021

  • Peterborough City Council have reviewed the issue and it is not deemed to be unsafe at present.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 11:34, Wednesday 25 August 2021

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