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Overhanging trees ripping elephant grass from bales of passing lorries

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 16:17, Mon 1 June 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2137884.

Flat bed lorries towing an equally large trailer loaded with bales of elephant grass leave the farm opposite Ringstead Trout Fishery entrance on a regular basis. 6" pieces of the grass which is akin to bamboo cane fall off along the road into Ringstead. It is all swept into the gutter and when it rains it will block the side drains. It is deposited all through Ringstead and when the lorries go up Raunds Road more is pulled out of the bales by the overhanging trees deposited in the gutter blocking even more drains. If a piece of this grass! were to hit a pedestrian or cyclist in the eye it could cause serious damage. The trees need cutting back and the lorries instructed to sheet the load. One lorry coloured green had Cornwall Feeds on it. They go into Mick George quarry to be weighed before going into the A45

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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 Highways at 16:17, Mon 1 June 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry an inspection has been undertaken and the trees were not affecting the public highway

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:02, Tue 23 June 2020

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