Appendix B Highways Report January 2022

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Street Doctor Headline

No new street doctor reports raised during this period. Two reports have been closed 109 and 110. The following remain open and continue to be monitored Boz 69, 82, 96, 98, 99, 100, 101, 103 to 108.

Damage to verges by roofing contractor

The photographs below, are an example, of the extensive damage done to the verges along Queen St and Mill Rd. by a roofing contractor who is currently refurbishing the roofs on a number of properties, either for the hosing association or Wellingborough Council.










The current position with the matters raised with NNC representative is as follows:

  • Traffic calming and 20mph speed limit along Harold Rd.

We are currently preparing a proposal to be submitted to NNC Council for static 20mph signs and road markings. The drawings were submitted to the Parish Council for review/comment at the November meeting and approved by the Parish Council to submit to North Northampton Council by Brian Skittrall. It was agreed at the meeting that this would be raised at the forthcoming meeting of Parish Councils on the 25th January 22.


On going works yet to be completed

  • NCC will install a reflective road sign at the corner of Church Lane and Mile Street. Order Placed. Not installed yet. No change during this period.
  • The pavement is due to be lower at the corner of Harrold Rd and Church Lane; order placed and work has been programmed. No change during this period.
  • Look to install yellow no parking lines at the corner of Allen Hill and Harrold Rd. To be added to next years install programme, we will need to mark up where we would like the intended no parking lines to be placed along Church Lane and Harrold Rd. Submission made, awaiting determination; this could take up to 18 months to complete. Awaiting determination.


  • Dag Lane drain cover lifting during heavy down pours.

Continue to pressure highways to unblock the drain.


  • Discussion with NCC Highways representative

Notes and response from meeting with Ben Wright held on the 3rd November

  1. Dag Lane drain has been partially unblocked. Highways to let me know when next they intend to carry out further work so I can have a look during the works. The surrounding Tarmac to be repaired once the root bole, obstructing the pipe, is cut away. Response – I have a couple of weeks of night shifts coming up, but plan to visit ASAP with our drainage engineer to look at permanent solutions. I’ll keep you updated with any proposals and plans for works.  (I’ve suggested to Ben that we meet up with the land owner so that they have the opportunity to be involved in the decision making process). Further response from Highways – We will hold an initial site meeting at Dag Lane with our team as we may be able to design a solution that involves excavation in the highway only (i.e.: abandon the existing pipe and design a different engineering solution).  Awaiting response.


  1. We also looked at a section of pavement, which needs to be clear of soil creep, running up the left hand side from the junction of Allens Hill and London Rd’s.  Response – Firm date TBC, although have requested pre-Christmas completion from programming team. No change.


  1. It was suggested we list pavement areas where work is needed, prioritise the list, which we can then send to NCC highways and they will address the important items first working down the list until funding runs out, and then repeat for the next financial year until we are satisfied with the state of the pavements. This would be a long term project.  We have begun to review the pavements during site meetings. On going.


  1. NCC will look to undertake minor pruning of the tree at the junction of London and Mill Rd’s; areas above the pavements they do not see this as a priority. Work not yet started.  No change during this period.


  1. Thermal repair work to Mill Rd completed. We marked up Hensman Lane for the thermal unit to repair; due to the time of year this is dependant on the weather and therefore maybe delayed. This leaves only Queen street.  Once Queen street is completed we will assess what other road within the village need to be repaired using the thermal repair unit.  Response – These works are likely to be undertaken after Christmas and are weather dependant, further updates to be provided at next site meeting. Date to be determined.


  1. NNC to review the roads in Bozeat before October this year for surface dressing; for inclusion in next year’s, 2022 programme of works. Highways have put the suggested sites forward to the team responsible for surface treatments and will have a programme around October-time. It must be noted that these sites aren’t guaranteed for inclusion in the programme and will be ranked alongside other recommended sites across North Northamptonshire.  Provide feed back on whether Bozeat roads are to be sealed. 

Response – Still awaiting firm programme from the team responsible and will update as soon as I have confirmation. No change.

  1. To receive a copy of the letter from Highways to the Diocese, Setting out the requirement for the Diocese to make repairs to the fence along London Rd. for our records. Response -Our Regulations Team (WNC) have confirmed that a site meeting is planned for tomorrow between the church representative and the contractor they have appointed to repair the fence. At this stage, they haven’t provided a date, but it seems pressure from WNC has lead to action. Work to repair the fence has been completed.
  2. All the drains in Bozeat to be inspected and where necessary cleaned out by the end of November. Response – The team are currently running around 4-6 weeks behind their schedule with routine gully cleansing meaning this is likely to slip into December, however I’ll keep you updated with any changes. No change.
  3. To trim the trees along Wollaston Rd 3rdNov 21.  Response – I took a look at these and it was a little too extensive for my snips and the small van so we have raised a works order for them to be trimmed alongside the existing order to cut back the vegetation that is affecting cars travelling north along Wollaston Road. Date to be provided to undertake the pruning.
  4. Reinstate bicycle sign half way along court lane. Response – We do have an order in place for replacement of the damaged sign post – we’ll have this sorted prior to the Christmas break. No change.

Skateboard ramp resurfacing:

Additional quote received from Kingramp to install high grade treated plywood. To be drilled, countersunk and screwed into place. Parish Council to make a decision on repair on receipt of second quotation. Second verbal quotation received awaiting written copy. Due to weather consideration the award of the works to refurbish the skate board ramp and decision as to who is to undertake the work to be made March 22.



New items during the reporting month will be highlighted in red on the Highways Tracking Spreadsheet.

Will continue to monitor Street Doctor to ensure works are undertaken as stated and report any changes to time frame for delivery.

Would request that Parish Council members provide me with any concerns they may have that require to be raised on Street Doctor.

The report captures all Street Doctor submissions up to and including the cut off date 12th January 21 that I’m aware of; if I’ve missed any please let me know and I will add to the spreadsheet.