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Parish Repairs & Enhancements

The following repairs and enhancements were either requested, chased up, and done at the request of Parish Councillors or Parish Clerk, or actually done by a Parish Councillor.

 

  • May 2021 - Wadenhoe's Parish Council notice board repaired.
  • Nov 2020 - Nine more oak saplings planted on Pilton Green by young people of Pilton with support from PSDW PC.
  • Oct 2020 - After 6 months' lobbying, Tree Preservation Order granted by ENC for Northamptonshire Highways to proceed with essential conservation work on ancient sycamore in Pilton Main Street, including monitoring  of fungal decay and pruning of northern aspect of the crown.
  • Oct 2020 - Highways seeking necessary approvals for replacement of missing coping stone on Grade II listed Lilford Bridge. Capstone replaced June 2021.
  • Sept 2020 - 25th Sept requested assessment of verge markers beside ditch between Pilton and Lilford bridges, as there are now 3 and 2 halfs where once there were 14-16; 29th Sept - a job for repair has been raised. New verge markers fitted 31st March 2021.
  • Sept 2020 - Reported on 15th flytip of 2 large tyres between Lilford & A605; removed by 21st.
  • June 2020 - Reported on 22nd a large flytip of dismantled outbuilding & builders waste dumped on Lyveden Way by Aldwincle road; flytip publicised & removed by ENC waste by end of June.
  • Oct/Nov 2019 - Requested twice on Street Doctor, first 17th Oct, second time 1st Nov, that Highways clear compromised verge where tree branch and fence had fallen down, opposite Lilford side traffic lights, hindering traffic flow; they came out both times; on their second visit on 5th Nov they contacted landowner to clear obstruction; cleared by 9th Nov.
  • Oct 2019 - Flytips of two tyres half way up Oundle exit of Wadenhoe, and double mattress on Wadenhoe village boundary on Pilton Road, both removed by council (mattress taking nearly 2 weeks).
  • Aug 2019 - Church Street Wadenhoe grit bin reinstated at the bottom of Oaklee Close; this was removed by NCC Highways 6 months ago in a cost cutting exercise as under their points system it was considered not required; we have convinced them that it does still qualify under their points system; it is back!!!
  • Aug 2019 - Temporary closure order for all access, except farmers, started on 29th August for the bottom end of the MC17 Aldwincle byway. This is due to the dangerous state of the rutted surface for walkers and horse riders caused by 4WDs in wet weather. Grid references show the closure to be from where Aldwincle's Cross Lane meets the byway, south to the Lowick Road bottom entrance of the byway. The upper stretch running from Cross Lane north to Tom Toms Corner is not included in the closure. However Lowick Road gate & post are still not repaired so bottom access still not shut, though signs on gate should be heeded. From NCC Highways FixMyStreet 3/9/19: "The gates have been locked on numerous occasions by the Rights of Way Officer, although the post and gate are damaged they are still lockable. Landowners that have access rights along this byway unfortunately are leaving the gates open. We are in the process of contacting all surrounding landowners to ensure the gates remain locked throughout the period of the closure."
  • Aug 2019 - "Reduce Speed Now" and bend hazard (all on one) sign on hill other side of Lilford bridges has been struck and has a broken bracket so loose on pole; repair carried out by the community steward the next day.
  • Aug 2019 - Give Way sign at bottom of its pole - due to its bracket having been broken by farm machinery - at junction with the turning to Aldwincle; repair carried out by the community steward a week later.
  • Jul 2019 - Requested replacement of two saplings on 'Pilton Green' mown down by Council workmen during verge cutting; replacement reported on 6th December 2019.
  • Jul 2019 -  Requested replacement of 11 (of original 14) missing reflective bollards by ditch between Pilton and Lilford bridges, missing or destroyed by verge cutting in the last 5 years; work scheduled to be actioned; actioned but inadequately, requested a better job.
  • Jun 2019 - Large ex-cannabis factory flytip where Lyveden Way joins north side of Aldwincle to Wadenhoe road was reported first to the Police, and then to ENC; it was examined and stickered as illegally deposited waste being investigated by ENC enforcement team on 28/6/19; largely removed 3/7/19; a better clear up of insulation material still littering the area was requested and actioned.
  • May 2019 - Requested white lining of Bearshanks crossroads to make it safer; "added to our forward programme for refurbishment".
  • May 2019 - Requested white lining in Stoke Doyle, as it has largely disappeared; "added to our forward programme for refurbishment".
  • Apr 2019 - Reported flytip at top of byway up Wadenhoe Drift Road. Cleared up.
  • Apr 2019 - Reported flytip on edge of Wadenhoe village on Pilton Road; cleared up about 10 days later.
  • Apr 2019 - Give Way sign at Wadenhoe junction for turning to Aldwincle knocked over 45 degrees, by hedge cutter presumably; straightened 4 weeks after reported.
  • Apr 2019 - Road edge breaking away to steep drop into hedge at Pilton side of Lilford bridges traffic lights; inadequate edge repair with tarmac undertaken as another bit is breaking away now; while there, Highways improved the reflective bollards here; Highways also inadequately patched the edge at one point further up towards Pilton where A605 diverted traffic has badly damaged the road edge, but didn't improve the bollards here, where the ditch is being compromised due to diverted traffic plus broadband works.
  • Mar 2019 - Improved signage requested for Bearshanks x-roads approach from Pilton after another report of a driver not noticing the half height single Give Way sign and driving straight onto the Aldwincle road without realising; after investigating, Highways said “Site visited,defects do not currently meet acc investigatory levels,will continue to monitor through highway safety inspections,thank you. State changed to: Closed”; there was a collision accident here in 2014 due to this very problem; so persisted with request; about 20th May, left hand Give Way post was given a taller post, and another Give Way sign was added on right at junction!
  • Jan 2019 - reported flytip on Aldwincle road at Lyveden footpath(cleared next day); reported Lyveden footpath signs at bottom of pole at church track on Aldwincle road(repaired next day); reported state of byway MC17 at Lowick end due to being left open in this close season, despite being warned last July the gatepost was knocked down(apparently it was repaired last November & has been knocked down again; it will be repaired again).
  • Jan 2019 - Cleaned 30mph signs in Wadenhoe which had gone green.
  • Dec 2018 - Reported large fly-tip of bin bags off Lilford Road; cleared up by council a few days later.
  • July 2018 - Clearance of fallen tree branch causing visibility problem at Bearshanks crossroads.
  • April 2018 - Reported fly-tipped fridge between Bearshanks X-roads & Stoke Doyle; reported 8-10 fly-tipped binbags on verge at corner of woods between Lilford & A605.
  • Dec 2017 - Lyveden Way footpath sign at entrance to Wadenhoe Church drive off Aldwincle road completely demolished by vehicle collision in icy conditions on about 13th Dec; reported for replacement; 23/1/18 decision made by NCC to install new fingerpost.
  • Sept 2017 - Fly tip of mainly toys & a lounge seat at entrance of Bearshanks Wood, from a 1-2 weeks earlier, was finally reported to Forestry Commission on 29/9.
  • Sept 2017 - Fly tip near Bearshanks x-roads from just before 8/9 was impressively organised & 'aware' labelled within a couple of days; however, only finally picked up after reporting on 23/9.
  • Aug 2017 - Rights of Way Officer Sarah Cureton said pair of leaning black resin fingerposts for footpaths PB5 & PB7 at The Green Wadenhoe near No.1 are not current spec so would be replaced with new metal fingerposts with green arms as soon as they can. [Replaced 31/01/18]
  • Jun 2017 - New 'Stop' position white lining at Pilton side of Lilford bridges traffic lights following surface dressing doesn't allow wide enough passage for large vehicles from Lilford direction now; request put in to make it as it was before. [Actioned 11th July 2017]
  • May 2017 - restoration requested of the traditional 'Drove Road' guide post at the junction of Pilton Road and Northampton Way. Agreed by Highways 25th May. [Partly restored by 15th June 2017]
  • Apr 2017 - Bearshanks crossroads sign from Stoke Doyle finally replaced.
  • Jan 2017 - Bearshanks crossroads sign from Stoke Doyle reported as knocked down.
  • Dec 2016 - Electric cables installed from Pilton down to Lilford bridges by Western Power, and permanent traffic lights finally commissioned  by Northamptonshire Highways on 6th Dec 2016. An unbelievable achievement!!! Well done everybody who got involved :-)
  • Sept 2016 - Replace litter bin on Pilton side of Lilford bridges mistakenly removed by Highways as part of new traffic lights works. This bin is mainly used by anglers.
  • Sept 2016 - Replace accident damaged litter bin opposite Shuckburgh Arms Stoke Doyle.
  • Jun 2016 - Replace broken or missing reflective posts between roadway and ditch from Pilton to Lilford bridges.
  • May 2016 - All Phase 1 infrastructure work completed for installation of permanent traffic lights at Lilford bridges; now awaiting Phase 2 Western Power electricity connection. Meanwhile return to temporary traffic lights.
  • May 2016 - Fly tipped waste collected from Aldwincle Road at Wadenhoe in ditch by drove road.
  • Apr 2016 - Work started on 11th April for installation of permanent traffic lights and road widening at Lilford bridges.
  • Apr 2016 - Wadenhoe road junction at Pilton swept of gravel and debris from flooding in March.
  • Mar 2016 - Potholes filled again on Oundle Road from Wadenhoe through to Oundle.
  • Mar 2016 - Fly tipped waste collected from field gateway Pilton Road, Wadenhoe
  • Mar 2016- Proposed installation of permanent traffic lights at Lilford Bridges may happen mid-month.
  • Feb 2016 - Potholes filled where traffic from Pilton stops at Lilford Bridge temporary traffic lights.
  • Jan 2016 - Flytipped decorator's rubbish collected by Council from verge outside Stoke Doyle.
  • Dec 2015 - Missing water access cover in verge up Bearshanks road replaced by Anglian Water.
  • Nov 2015 - Highways re-painted and added extra '30' and 'SLOW' road markings in Stoke Doyle.
  • Nov 2015 - Lilford Bridge repairs completed.
  • Nov 2015 - Wadenhoe War Memorial and railings renovated.
  • Sep 2015 - Tarmac road repairs at the Aldwincle turn up at The Green where edge was eroding away.
  • Sep 2015 - Awarded grant by War Memorials Trust of 75% of estimate cost for renovating Wadenhoe War Memorial and its surrounding railings. The Wadenhoe Trust kindly offers the 25% top-up figure. Work starts by removal of the railings. It is hoped work will be completed by 8th November 2015 Remembrance Sunday. 
  • Sep 2015 - MC9 bridleway near Aldwincle cleared by Forestry Commission at request of Northamptonshire Highways Rights of Way Officer.
  • Aug 2015 - Wadenhoe & Pilton red phone boxes have been cleaned and repainted by BT at our request
  • Aug 2015 - Bearshanks crossroads sign from Stoke Doyle replaced by Highways after knocked down.
  • Aug 2015 - Fly tipped council litter bin collected by Council from near Bearshanks x-roads.
  • Jul 2015 - Dog fouling and dog-on-lead signs supplied by ENC Dog Warden & put up on Wadenhoe Mill footbridge, bottom of Wadenhoe Church footpath, Lyveden Way footpath on Aldwincle road, and at Tom Tom's Corner at top of Aldwincle byway MC17.
  • Jul 2015 - Stoke Doyle village road signs from Oundle tidied / straightened by Highways.
  • Jul 2015 - Puncture causing raised concrete Openreach box nr.Stoke Doyle given tarmac ramp by Highways after 11 months of trying Highways & BT.
  • May 2015 - Dog poo bins installed bottom of Wadenhoe Church footpath, and beside Church Green in Stoke Doyle, by ENC Waste Dept., to be emptied weekly.
  • Mar 2015 - Deep pothole/puddle getting bad around utility cover where vehicles stop at temporary lights Pilton side of Lilford Bridge, alleviated by Highways.
  • Mar 2015 - Bad deep pothole on bend road edge near drift road at Wadenhoe filled by Highways.
  • Mar 2015 - Fallen tree over bridleway in Lilford Wood cleared by Forestry / Highways.
  • Jan 2015 - Fly tipped mattresses collected by Council from near Bearshanks x-roads.
  • Dec 2014 - Pilton to Lilford ditch cleared by John Foster.
  • Nov 2014 - Horse rider warning signs put either side of dangerous bend at Wadenhoe on Aldwincle road by Highways.
  • Nov 2014 - 20mph speed limit in Wadenhoe requested - turned down by Highways.
  • Nov 2014 - Fly tipped mattresses collected by Council from between Lilford & A605.
  • Aug 2014 - Lilford Bridge half-demolished by unknown heavy vehicle [rebuild due Oct 2015]; phone calls to them since whenever temporary traffic lights fail.
  • Oct 2014 - Elder tree overhanging Pilton road outside Forest House being struck by vehicles, removed by Highways.
  • Oct 2014 - Wadenhoe Mill footpath clearance & footbridge handrail added by Northants Highways.
  • Oct 2014 - Community Enhancement Gang from Northamptonshire Highways.
  • Jun 2013 - Community Enhancement Gang from Northamptonshire Highways tidying up our villages.
  • Mar 2014 - Lilford Bridge fencing & retaining wall repairs by Northamptonshire Highways.
  • Oct 2013 - Pilton to Lilford road more thorough carriageway patching by Northamptonshire Highways.
  • Oct 2012 - Pilton to Lilford road ditch flooding road in heavy rain; Northamptonshire Highways cleared ditch & pipes, patched carriageway, installed reflector posts.

 

 

 

 

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