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Overhanging trees causing blockage of drains

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 19:40, Thu 24 October 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways 5 minutes later. ref: 1818428.

The drains are constantly blocked due to overhanging trees. Unblocking the drains is only a temporary solution

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. 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 19:45, Thu 24 October 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A works order has been raised and cleaning of the drainage gully will be undertaken within the next 28 days. Please be aware that the maintenance of these trees are the responsibility of Northampton Borough Council (NBC). Should you wish to contact NBC regarding cutting back of overhanging foliage, please contact or telephone 0300 330 7000.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:15, Fri 25 October 2019

  • This area has not been cleaned up at all. A few overhanging branches have been cut and then dumped on the grass surroundings. The end of the cul-de-sac is continually blocked with rotten leaves, mud and general rubbish. There is a drain at the end of the cul-de-sac which is completely blocked which causes flooding down the footpath. The footpath is covered in mud and dead leaves, it has never been cleared all winter. What makes it worse is the refuse bin reversing over the verges every week and churning up the verges and dispersing mud all over the footpath. This area requires a good clean up to prevent future flooding and making the footpath safe to walk on, and also to instruct the drivers of the refuse bin to reverse correctly.

    Posted anonymously at 11:40, Thu 23 January 2020

  • When is this problem going to be seen to?

    Posted anonymously at 13:55, Mon 3 February 2020

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