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Dangerously overgrown bridleway

Reported in the Passage-Obstructed/Overgrown category anonymously at 15:38, Friday 3 January 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 3 minutes later. ref: 1916853.

This bridleway is nearly inpassable. I had to squeeze my large horse between fence and unkept hedge and caught my boot on the fence which is nearly on the floor. This is potentially very dangerous.

I approached a lady who was tending her horses and was told the owner just says its been like that for a long time so she wont do anything about it. I don't know who owns it.

The first part of the bridleway coming off the field is well maintained.

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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 15:41, Friday 3 January 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Public Bridleway KM40 was inspected on 6-1-20. The overgrown section of this particular bridleway is on the Rights of Way Annual Clearance Programme. A 3 metre wide section will be cleared through this route with the next 12 weeks.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 13:21, Monday 6 January 2020

  • Work to clear the vegetation has been cleared as part of annual 2020 clearance programme

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:06, Friday 7 February 2020

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