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Overgrown vegetation continues to block footpath

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 20:31, Mon 16 December 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 5 minutes later. ref: 1891650.

The overgrown vegetation alongside the Alcura boundary next to Caswell Road which is blocking the footpath has now been reported 5 times!!! Yet still no action has been taken by the Landlord despite an alleged letter being sent back in August. Had this been followed up in the timescales originally advised, all the current problems would have been avoided.

How much longer have pedestrians and other users of the footpath got to put up with the truly dreadful conditions only this stretch? The company seems to be able to maintain the fire exit route and yet can't be bothered to clear the rest. It would only take me half a day to clear this so it's not really a big or onerous task but would significantly improve things no end.

Please take positive action this time and follow it up in the timescales advised.

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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 County Council at 20:36, Mon 16 December 2019

  • No action whatsoever has been taken by either the Council nor the Landlord to address this problem. Vegetation is now showing signs of new growth and it won't be long before this pathway is completely blocked.

    Posted anonymously at 18:15, Wednesday 15 January 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Letters have been sent to the property owner to request that they cut back the vegetation. Notice served 17.01.20.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:06, Friday 17 January 2020

  • Absolutely nothing has been done by the Landlord to address this problem. I imagine they have a duty to maintain access to the public footpaths alongside their property and they are failing in this duty completely. This problem was originally brought to their attention 6 months ago now. Surely further action against the Landlord must now be a consideration.

    Posted anonymously at 18:26, Thursday 13 February 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

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