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On A1 between Stamford and Peterborough, and A605 between Oundle and Peterborough

Reported via desktop in the Litter category anonymously at 16:27, Monday 15 February 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

The amount of litter/ flytipping along these stretches of road is beyond belief - it is like driving through a rubbish tip. This is in laybys in huge quantities as well as scattered through roadside vegetation and verges, filthy, unsightly and an increasing menace to wildlife. This should be cleared as a matter if urgency, as every day the amount of rubbish is increasing. Surely this is a good time to do a mass clearance, as there is less traffic on roads right now.

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  • Finally another person that is absolutely horrified at the amount of litter/flytipping everywhere. I drive this route every day and it is absolutely shocking. Took to trying to clear up a section of footpath along the A1 near Wittering myself (quickly filled 3 large bags of litter in around 200metres. The litter everywhere is seriously depressing, and the country is turning into a rubbish tip. Unfortunately your report has been sent to Highways England. They are only responsible for cleansing motorway verges/laybys and a few major trunk roads. The stretch of A1 between A1M and Wansford is the responsibility of Huntingdonshire county council. I have been trying for months for them to clear the laybys/verge, and install bins in the laybys. The stretch of A1 from A47 to Stamford is the responsibility of Peterborough city council. I also have reported numerous times the amount of litter along this stretch. Regarding the A605 I'm not sure but could be the responsibility of Northampshire council and /or Peterborough.

    Posted anonymously at 00:13, Wednesday 17 February 2021

  • 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.

    If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at: • 0300 123 5000


    Please quote 21850256 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 14:02, Monday 22 February 2021

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