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Hedge overgrowing the path and causing us to walk on the road

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 09:14, Tue 9 July 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways 1 minute later. ref: 1689529.

Hedge has fully overgrown the path. I use this path daily for the school run and can no longer get past. I am having to take my 5year old and 1 year old in his buggy onto the road (which is blind to motorists) to get round the hedge. I have had a to do this for the last 3 weeks and find it extremely dangerous. The hedge is on the property on the corner of Hortonsfield road and Hesketh road.

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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 Highways at 09:15, Tue 9 July 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. The site has been visited and an inspection has identified that the vegetation is privately owned. A letter has been sent to the owner/occupier requesting that the vegetation is cut back within 30 days. A re-visit will then be undertaken in 30 days to ensure this work has been carried out. If the owner fails to satisfactory complete this work then it will be passed to the Regulations team to start enforcement proceedings.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:39, Mon 29 July 2019

  • Hello I would like something done about my neighbours parking there cars half on the road and half on the grass verge by the time winter is here there will be no grass and it will just be mud and slush! This keeps happening year after year and they just don’t care! I live at 6 Warren road and it’s the neighbours to my right. I do hope that something will be done about this very distressing matter. Many thanks

    Posted anonymously at 09:41, Thu 31 October 2019

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