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Blocked footpath - electric fence

Reported in the Passage-Obstructed/Overgrown category anonymously at 07:53, Friday 29 May 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2133466.

I'd like to report a blocked public footpath. We were walking from Silverstone to Abthorpe and found that we couldn't continue because of electric fences (that we're containing horses). I have attached a photo and a screenshot from the OS maps app that we were following. We had to turn around and go back the way we had come. We looked around but everywhere was blocked with these white electric fences.

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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 07:54, Friday 29 May 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. This footpath was inspected on 1st June 2020. A letter has been sent to the relevant landowner requesting that appropriate access is provided through the 2 electric fences that are currently obstructing this route within the next 28 days.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:28, Monday 1 June 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. This footpath was inspected on 1st June 2020. A letter has been sent to the relevant landowner requesting that appropriate access is provided through the 2 electric fences that are currently obstructing this route within the next 28 days. Revisit undertaken on 19th June 2020. This footpath is now open and usable. Appropriate access through the electric fences has been provided via insulated grab handles. No further action required.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:07, Friday 19 June 2020

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