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Litter eyesore below steps of footbridge A50 Locketts Lane Stoke on Trent

Reported via mobile in the Litter category anonymously at 10:40, Monday 1 February 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

I spoke to your agent on site, David East, about the accumulating rubbish. He informed me it was a council concern. Both my local councillor and the council department confirm it is responsibility of Highways England to keep area clean and tidy. The area in question under the steps is in a disgusting state and gets worse every week It is an eyesore for the residents in bungalows opposite. The area needs attention. Your agent informed me there is a small pot of money available for this type of problem. Maybe the area needs fencing off to stop rubbish being dumped. Will you please address the problem as soon as possible

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  • Thank you for your patience whilst our inspector reviewed your report. During the review our inspector doesn’t feel that this is causing any safety concerns at this time and remedial work isn’t required.

    We will continue to review this and will arrange any required work if the situation changes. Highways England are responsible for the removal of litter on Motorways and Local Authorities (not County Council's) are responsible for the 'A' and other roads. This is in accordance with the Environment Protection Act Section 89. If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at: • 0300 123 5000

    • info@highwaysengland.co.uk

    Please quote 21837433 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 14:04, Friday 12 February 2021

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