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Collapsing hedge blocking view from junction

Reported in the Restricted Visibility category anonymously at 11:55, Tuesday 18 February 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 5 minutes later. ref: 2006110.

A collapsing hedge at The Smythy at the bottom of Old Forge Lane is now almost completely obscuring the view of traffic coming down High Street in the direction of Newnham. I have had several near misses recently when I could potentially have been hit side on from cars coming down High Street. This is also a cycle route and if a cycle were to hit the side of a car exiting Old Forge Lane then there is no doubt there would be a fatality. The collapsing hedge belongs to The Symthy at the bottom of Old Forge Lane. This issue is exacerbated by people parking opposite the end of Old Forge Lane, effectively making High Street into a single lane road. It is only a matter of time before there is a serious accident at this junction unless two things are done: The collapsing hedge is cut back or removed and people stop parking opposite the end of Old Forge Lane. This issue has been present for at least 3 years but the hedge has now collapsed to the extent of making the junction a serious threat to life.

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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 12:00, Tuesday 18 February 2020

  • WE could find no evidence of a collapsing hedge on inspection hedge appears to be well maintained by landowner we will write to the householder to try get him to cut the hedge further back.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 13:31, Friday 28 February 2020

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