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Public footpath completely blocked by tree

Reported in the Passage-Obstructed/Overgrown category anonymously at 15:47, Fri 4 September 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2278645.

Last week I reported a public footpath in Winwick had been completely blocked by a tree that had fallen from council owned land taking out fences and damaging a wall. Having had trouble identifying the right department within the council it was reported to Ashley in what I believe is the Highways Department. Two vehicles arrived later and ‘Footway Closed’ signs were placed at each end of the obstruction.

As this is a well used path, the blockage is causing real inconvenience with some walkers trying to climb over the trunk which now has barbed wire in it. Can someone let me know what is happening to remove this fallen tree and when it will occur?


Phillip Bradbury The Tithe Barn Winwick NN6 7PD Tel: 07395 529471

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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 15:48, Fri 4 September 2020

  • Visit has been made and confirm tree has now been cleared from line of footpath.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:23, Tue 15 December 2020

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