The Abbey Primary School in Winchester Road, Delapre, has a road running next to it that has not been adopted by the Tory controlled County Council. Northampton Borough Council claim it doesn’t belong to anyone.
The road is in a very bad way, for instance, there is one very big pothole (approximately 1 metre square) that constantly fills with water.
Cllr Julie Davenport, Delapre and Briar Hill, said:
“Since becoming a councillor less than a year ago I have been campaigning about unadopted roads in Delapre and Briar Hill.
There are two roads in particular I want to see adopted by the County Council which are, the road running next to Abbey Primary School and the road in Tower Hill Close. As I have pointed out before there is a bond in place for road adoption at Tower Hill Close so there is not much of an excuse.
If the County Council won't adopt the roads even when a bond is in place, is this is what could happen in the long term? What would happen if a school child fell into a large pothole full of water, who would be responsible? Are these two roads the future for all our roads in the town?
The County Council did update all other parts of the school routes from Redruth Close to the school and the actual roads on school grounds but this has not been touched. It is an access route for vehicles to garages.
I hope Northampton Borough Council can start putting pressure on County Hall to get these two roads adopted.”