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Tree branches are overgrowing around the lamposts in various place along this stretch of road.

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 14:40, Sun 14 April 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 5 minutes later. ref: 1602979.

Tree branches are overgrowing around the lamposts in various places along this stretch of road. When the trees come back into leaf the light from the lamp posts is completely blotted out. This has been reported previously numerous time to NCC. NBC & Balfour Beattie but no one seems to want to take responsibility to deal with it. Arms could be added to the posts to bring the lamps out over the road away from the trees and a few more lamps could be put in near the Fire Station where it is very dark.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 00:59, Wed 17 April 2019

  • Problems on Northamptonshire’s public highways are categorised according to their severity and risk; prompting differing response times and investigatory levels that vary significantly depending on the hazards involved and whether they are on the public carriageway, footway, kerb, or an issue with roadside gullies, drainage, etc. We are presently undergoing a review of our environmental resources during this growing season and will endeavour to address reported problems of overgrowing trees and vegetation (if the responsibility of the County Council) this year, within the constraints of the Northamptonshire Highways financial budget for 2019/20. However, please be assured that the safety of carriageways, footways and roadside gullies will continue to be monitored through the Northamptonshire Highways routine safety inspection programme.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:00, Thu 12 September 2019

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