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Overgrown vegetation outside Hill Farm impacting visibility, sometimes causing stones from the wall to fall into the rd.

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category by Overthorpe Parish Council at 10:51, Monday 3 June 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 4 minutes later. ref: 1647139.

A parishioner has reported to the parish council that there are saplings growing out of the wall at the entrance to the village (Hill Farm) and this is causing the wall to deteriorate sometimes falling into the road. The parishioner is also concerned about the impact the vegetation is having on visibility on an already narrow road. The parishioner has provided some pictures of the area they are concerned about which are attached.

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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 10:56, Monday 3 June 2019

  • The owner of Hill Farm has still done nothing about vegetation overhanging footpaths and road. Pedestrians being forced further into road to avoid obstacles.

    Posted anonymously at 12:06, Sunday 30 June 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. landowner will be contacted and requested to undertake necessary works.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 15:26, Monday 1 July 2019

  • The vegetation continues to grow and now has completely blocked the pathway, which is virtually invisible on these photos as a result of the vegetation falling over the pathway and forces pedestrians to walk in the road. I believe this is a grass verge and not the land owners responsibility The wall is a different problem as are the trees which are growing over the highway and forcing traffic to pull out and into the opposite carriageway causing many near misses on a blind corner There are huge safety issues here which you seem to have ignored since the beginning of June This needs IMMEDIATE attention I would be happy to meet your representative on site if that would help Please contact me

    Posted by Clive Adkins at 09:54, Tuesday 16 July 2019

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