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Right hand bend in Church Avenue at junction with Brinsmade Road

Reported via desktop in the Road markings and lining category by Brian Prickett at 20:34, Tuesday 17 August 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 360625.

I reported this ( council ref 358283) on 23 June and received a reply immediately saying the area had been inspected and no action was needed. When was it inspected as the reply was immediate ? Cars continue to park on this bend causing danger and photo shows. I would ask you to visit the road and then compare the yellow lines on the next bend some 50 yards away with what is clearly needed on the bend in Church Avenue. ‘ near accidents’ regularly occur here and the simple remedy of yellow lines on the bend would deal with this real problem

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    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 09:57, Wednesday 25 August 2021

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