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The footpath on Telford way near the post box is becoming overgrown and obstructed by thorny bushes and brambles

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 12:04, Mon 6 April 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 1 minute later. ref: 2081330.

I have raised this problem before but I can see the tarmac footpath blocked completely with the rapid growth that occurs in the spring. You can’t walk 2 a breast now and it is a wide footpath or should be if cut back to the edge

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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 12:05, Mon 6 April 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A letter has been sent to the relevant landowner requesting that the overhanging vegetation is cut back. A revisit will be carried out 14 days after the receipt of the letter.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:46, Wed 8 April 2020

  • Please update as problem still exists have you now reinspected site matter no 2081330 Thanks

    Posted anonymously at 13:25, Sun 3 May 2020

  • I do not appear to have had a response to my request for an update on this problem which I sent on 3rd May. I first raised this matter on 3rd April

    Posted anonymously at 17:31, Sat 23 May 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A letter has been sent to the relevant landowner requesting that the overhanging vegetation is cut back. A revisit will be carried out 14 days after the receipt of the letter. A revisit was undertaken and a section of the vegetation has been cut back. However a letter has been sent to another landowner regarding the rest of the overhanging vegetation. A revisit for this will be carried out 14 days after the receipt of the letter.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 21:35, Mon 15 June 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A letter has been sent to the relevant landowner requesting that the overhanging vegetation is cut back. A revisit will be carried out 14 days after the receipt of the letter. A revisit was undertaken and a section of the vegetation has been cut back. However a letter has been sent to another landowner regarding the rest of the overhanging vegetation. A revisit for this will be carried out 14 days after the receipt of the letter. The revisit has been undertaken and the vegetation has been cut back. No further action is required.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:37, Tue 14 July 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Letters have been sent to the relevant homeowners requesting that the overhanging vegetation is cut back to allow the full width of the footway. This will be inspected 14 days after the receipt of the letter.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 13:35, Wed 2 September 2020

  • Hi. I’m tired of these complaints year on year and out of the goodness of my own heart I’ve used my own tools and free time to trim this back in the past at my own cost, however, I would like to inform you this vegetation is not on my land and falls outside of my boundaries, ie brick wall and fence. This vegetation also has over grown and its over shadowing my garden area and I would request it cut back or removed. The tree is far too tall and I am not prepared or qualified to cut this back safely.

    If this is indeed proven to be on my land I will remove the frankly ridiculous half moon wall and fence and make my garden approximately 10 square meters larger.

    Please advise.

    8 faraday close, NN5 4AE

    Posted anonymously at 09:04, Sat 5 September 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:04, Sat 5 September 2020

  • I've received 2 letters now saying I need to clear overhanging vegetation which I did after the first letter! Obviously no actual inspection has taken place or the 2nd letter wouldn't have been sent. Any further overhang is being caused by trees outside of the border of my property and I will not take any action to remove it. I believe it should be the council or the owner of the block of flats/car park to deal with the rest of this. As has been mentioned by 8 Faraday Close the main problem is due to the very large trees planted in the half moon walls - I would be happy for you (NCC) to remove these or cut them back as it would greatly improve the amount of light getting in to my garden.

    Please advise.

    10 Faraday Close, NN5 4AE

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 14:52, Tue 8 September 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Letters have been sent to the relevant homeowners requesting that the overhanging vegetation is cut back to allow the full width of the footway. This will be inspected 14 days after the receipt of the letter.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 15:31, Wed 30 September 2020

  • 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 09:10, Tue 6 October 2020

  • 13/10/2020 A follow up inspection has taken place and vegetation has not been cut back. Further letters have been sent to all the properties concerned requesting the vegetation to be cut back. A further site visit will take place week commencing 03/11/2020

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 20:02, Tue 13 October 2020

  • Who did the inspection?! You can CLEARLY see in the attached photo that the hedge (owned by us) HAS been cut back. As stated in our letter to you the overhanging vegetation is NOT owned by us and belongs to the owner of the carpark to the side of our property, I trust they have been sent threatening letters like the one we received today.

    Posted anonymously at 10:53, Fri 16 October 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:53, Fri 16 October 2020

  • Hope this helps, the circled bit is not my property. Perhaps your inspection team would like to speak to us when they visit as we requested in the letter we sent to you explaining where the actual problem exists.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 11:21, Fri 16 October 2020

  • 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.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 18:45, Mon 19 October 2020

  • 04/11 Most of the vegetation has been cut back apart from a small section which we are investigation who owns this part and will then write to them. A further site visit will take place 23/11

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 18:12, Wed 4 November 2020

  • 05/11 A letter has been sent to the land owner of the vegetation in front of the car park area on Telford Way. A further site visit will take place week commencing 23/11

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 18:17, Thu 5 November 2020

  • 18/11 Another letter has been sent to the management company of the vegetation in front of the car park area on Telford Way. A further site visit will take place week commencing 07/12

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 18:16, Wed 18 November 2020

  • 09/12 A further site visit has been done and the vegetation has been cut back

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 15:12, Wed 9 December 2020

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