Environment, Highways and Leisure

February 3rd, 2017

In Crawley v Barnsley MBC (2017) EWCA Civ 36 the majority of the Court of Appeal upheld that a local authority’s system, whereby reports of potentially serious defects in minor roads reported by members of the public on a Friday afternoon or over the weekend would not be dealt with until the following Monday, was inadequate.  Although reduced staffing levels over a weekend was reasonable, there had to be some means of responding quickly to complaints from members of the public of serious and dangerous defects in the road.

 

Case report obtained from Lawtel
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