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Access to public footpath UL12 blocked by contractors fencing and locked gate

Reported in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category by Ian Richardson at 10:37, Mon 1 July 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 3 minutes later. ref: 1679940.

Contractors working near railway have erected safety barriers completely blocking access to the public footpath. The nearby farm track has a locked gate. The 'public footpath' fingerpost has been damaged.

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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 10:41, Mon 1 July 2019

  • Gate open and unlocked at time of inspection. New fingerpost to be installed.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:08, Thu 25 July 2019

  • Keeping the gate unlocked will temporarily solve the problem, but the gate-way is not actually the right of way, which is behind the fence on the right (looking from the road). Also, will the gate still be unlocked at weekends? - it was chained and locked on the Saturday when I encountered the problem.

    Posted anonymously at 13:32, Thu 25 July 2019

  • This report has been assessed and a job for repair has been raised.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:28, Thu 15 August 2019

  • I walked this path again on Saturday 28th September. The contractors fences have gone, but the gate is still locked, the fingerpost is still missing, and the correct line of the footpath is inaccessible. There are other problems in 2 places on this path, which I will place on a separate report.

    Posted by Ian Richardson at 15:36, Mon 30 September 2019

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