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Overgrown and no clear path marked

Reported in the Passage-Obstructed/Overgrown category anonymously at 16:59, Wed 3 July 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 1 minute later. ref: 1683560.

Path GT1 heads south from Mill Hill to pass underneath the railway line. The first part is clear through the crop field but the area under the bridge is overgrown. Hidden rubble there also makes walking difficult. Once you get south of the bridge, the path turns south west alongside the A43. This area is becoming increasingly overgrown and there is no clear path any longer. It's difficult to walk through for a human but almost impassable for a dog because of the nature of the nettles, weeds and prickly stuff!

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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 09:25, Thu 4 July 2019

  • Unfortunately path is not on our mow program and will be put forward for next year to add to our mow program

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:51, Wed 28 August 2019

  • But this SHOULD ALREADY be on the mowing schedule. The path to the north of the railway line is properly maintained but this lower section was rerouted when the A43 was built. Concerns were raised at the time about this right of way being maintained and now those concerns are realised. The original contract to maintain these paths has apparently now expired and no-one is picking up the maintenance. At present, the only way to access the public rights of way to the south of the A43 is to walk a couple of miles down the country roads toward Newton and Geddington, because the footpaths are inaccessible at the Great Oakley end. Instead of a safe path across the fields, walkers have to dodge traffic on narrow country roads.

    Posted anonymously at 12:11, Wed 28 August 2019

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