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Overgrown vegetation encroaching onto the pavement

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 11:27, Fri 3 May 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 3 minutes later. ref: 1620061.

Area of ground behind the wall which runs along the rear of the houses on Wymington Park road. Overgrown vegetation is coming along the wall and down onto the pavement, encroaching onto the pavement.

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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 11:30, Fri 3 May 2019

  • The problem with the overgrown vegetation has been ongoing for some years. The owners of the land are not fulfilling their responsibility. The issue is now impacting on the pavement and causing a safety hazard for pedestrians. This is due to the briars etc hanging over the wall and the excessive vegetation on pavement at base of wall. I understand a letter has been sent to the owners in March 2019 to take action. No action has been taken.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 12:11, Fri 3 May 2019

  • Just to clarify that the overgrown vegetation above is on Greenacre Drive NN10 west of junction with Bedford Road.

    Posted anonymously at 16:04, Fri 3 May 2019

  • this is with the regulations team for further action

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:10, Mon 13 May 2019

  • In addition to the blackberry vines which are now encroaching on the pavement, there is an overhanging tree which you now have to duck under. Easy if you're fit and agile, not so for elderly people.

    Posted anonymously at 09:24, Sun 26 May 2019

  • Tree pictures with 6ft bloke to scale :)

    Posted anonymously at 20:57, Sun 26 May 2019

  • Dear Sir or Madam There has been no visible progress on the above. The impact on pedestrians using the pavement on Greenacre Drive is getting worse and the risk of injury is significant. Can you advise what positive action has been taken since the matter has been reported for the 3rd time on 3rd May 2019. It was previously reported on 11 March 2019 under old reference number 966981 and on 11th September 2018 under old reference number 954339. The only action taken then was to refer matter to Sue Taylor or Eric Drake and send out a resolve letter. This will not address what has now become the responsibility of the local authority due to the safety impact on passing pedestrians. Can you please confirm what action you propose to take on the matter. Many Thanks John Monaghan

    Posted anonymously at 16:17, Wed 10 July 2019

  • Closedown of old open reports.

    The issue was resolved

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:19, Friday 21 February 2020

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