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Footpath is blocked

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 22:43, Monday 10 August 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2239479.

The Hedge of no 68 is blocking at least 50% of the footpath. Please could the Authority exercise it's power under the Highways Act to force the homeowner to clear 100% of the footpath. The poor attempt at cutting the hedge has left it with sharp and broken branches. It is currently not possible to pass on the footpath in a wheelchair without sustaining injury and wheelchair and pushchair users are forced into the road

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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 22:43, Monday 10 August 2020

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

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:40, Thursday 27 August 2020

  • It has now been way over 14 days and no action (as yet) has been taken and no feedback has been provided, and the footpath is still blocked and inaccessible

    Posted anonymously at 17:07, Thursday 24 September 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 17:08, Thursday 24 September 2020

  • 08/10/2020 A further site visit has taken place and the vegetation has not been cut back. Another letter has been sent and a further site visit will take place week commencing 26/10/2020

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 13:37, Thursday 8 October 2020

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