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Lots of litter in lay-by

Reported via mobile in the Layby/ Emergency Area (NH) category anonymously at 09:11, Saturday 30 March 2024

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5784100.

In the past year I have noticed more and more litter/plastic accumulating on the A329 lay-by as you approach the M4 junctions to Reading and then to London. It's a bad representation of our area and also I am concerned for wild life with the amount of litter building up, what is the plan to tidy this area. Also how can national highways fine those who litter offend? Thank you

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways about litter.

    We have passed your report to our local inspector who will review the issue as part of their next safety inspection and arrange any remedial action.

    Littering by people is, unfortunately, a behaviour that has a big impact on some parts of our roads. We aim to keep our roads as tidy and free of litter as we can. Our litter picking is carefully planned to try to minimise the impact it has on road users and the safety of our people.

    Litter picks often require lane closures, which are disruptive to traffic flow. To help reduce the frequency of this disruption, where we can, we usually combine our reactive litter picks with other maintenance work which can result in what appears to be a delayed response.

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by National Highways at 13:48, Tuesday 2 April 2024

  • Thank you for contacting National Highways.

    As this is on the A329M the local authority will be responsible for carrying out the litter clearance.

    Please contact them to resolve this issue. Contact details for local authorities can be found by using the search facility at:

    Kind regards,

    National Highways

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by National Highways at 17:05, Tuesday 2 April 2024

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