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Damaged gate difficult to open and dangerous fastening bolt

Reported in the Gate - Damaged/ Missing category by Lisa Hipgrave at 21:33, Tuesday 29 September 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2317912.

This gate is damaged and difficult to open. The closure has been replaced with a piece of bolt which is sharp and could easily become embedded in a horses side. I believe as there is no livestock in this field the gate should be permanently removed - following the “ least restrictive option” principle of the Equality Act 2010.

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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 21:34, Tuesday 29 September 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A site meeting was undertaken on 2/10/20 with the relevant landowner. The landowner has confirmed that he would wish to retain this gate but he will carry out some maintenance to ensure it is easier to open and close.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 15:51, Friday 2 October 2020

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