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A428 litter

Reported via desktop in the Litter category anonymously at 12:37, Wednesday 17 February 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

The A428 from the Cambridgeshire/Bedford Borough boundary to the A14 junction is terribly littered, along both sides of the carriageway. There is everything from cans to lorry tyres and plastic of all shapes and sizes. This is not a new problem and has got worse over the last year.

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England. Unfortunately, litter on A roads and in their laybys are the responsibility of the Local Authority and would need to be reported to them. We regularly monitor the cleanliness of our network and where we consider that the standards set by the Environment Protection Act are not being met, we write to the relevant local authority asking for swift action to be taken to cleanse the area of accumulated rubbish. On safety grounds, any material that is a hazard to traffic (i.e. debris in live lanes) is removed directly by the Police or ourselves as a matter of priority. We hope that by working with the district and borough councils we will be able to help resolve the issue of litter on the trunk road network. We also urge drivers to keep their rubbish with them and dispose of it safely and sensibly upon reaching their destination. Thank you again for contacting us and I hope that this helps with your enquiry. Kind regards Highways England

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted anonymously at 15:06, Wednesday 24 February 2021

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