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Drop at bottom of driveway causing cars to scrape on the road

Reported in the Pavements/footpaths category anonymously at 12:44, Sat 1 August 2020

Sent to Hertfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Significant subsidence and damage to road-edge of the drop curb causing any cars driving in/out of the driveway to scrape against the tarmac quite badly. Council emailed a number of times requesting repair that has been refused or ignored. I apparently do not have permission repair myself either.

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 08:20, Sun 30 August 2020

  • Been in contact with the councillor who's promised updates and feedback from the Highways dept/Engineer. None have come through yet - only promises of chasing it up.

    Posted anonymously at 09:29, Sun 27 September 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Nothing further heard from the council - all emails now ignored. Next step, official complaint; followed by application to Ombudsman.

    Posted anonymously at 18:55, Sun 25 October 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Situation/subsidence a lot worse and yet no response from the council despite numerous attempts to get help.

    Posted anonymously at 19:08, Sun 22 November 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • The subsidence is a lot worse and regularly scrapes the bottom skirting of my car against the stones on the curb. I have had no response at all from St Albans council.

    Posted anonymously at 07:13, Mon 21 December 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • One email after quite a pause, received this month from the council but no actual repair. Well over a year since this was first raised and nothing tangible yet.

    Posted anonymously at 08:19, Monday 18 January 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:21, Monday 15 February 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 04:26, Tuesday 16 March 2021

  • Been well over a year since first reported (Dec 2019). Feels like they might be humouring me. Unsure of my options at this point - driveway continues to deteriorate.

    Posted anonymously at 20:23, Tuesday 13 April 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Have been informed in the last week that is schedules for this municipal year: from May 2021 -

    Posted anonymously at 08:24, Saturday 15 May 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Car now quite damaged. Will need to seek legal advice on how to claim for repairs from St Albans Council.

    Posted anonymously at 10:36, Saturday 12 June 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Coming up to 2 years since reported, still waiting on a fix. Promised at some point in this financial year.

    Posted anonymously at 11:55, Saturday 10 July 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still not fixed, originally reported in Dec 2019.

    Posted anonymously at 23:03, Saturday 7 August 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still not fixed.

    Posted anonymously at 18:08, Wednesday 18 August 2021

  • Still waiting for the fix, almost 2 years after originally reporting to the council. Fair damage to the car now, so also seeking legal advice on holding SAC council to account for it.

    Posted anonymously at 23:48, Saturday 4 September 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still no fix and significantly worse than when first reported 2yrs ago.

    Posted anonymously at 08:02, Sunday 3 October 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

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