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Overgrown bushes on Balland Way making it impossible to keep 2 metres away or walk with small children

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category anonymously at 12:27, Mon 19 October 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2347518.

These overgrown bushes make it impossible to walk side by side with young children socially distant, without walking on muddy grass or the actual road. It is also impossible to walk with our grandchildren safely particularly when using a buggy with a baby at the same time as walking with younger siblings. In 20 years living in adjoining Flinters Close I have never seen these bushes trimmed.

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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 12:27, Mon 19 October 2020

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

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:06, Wed 28 October 2020

  • 26/11 A further inspection has been done and the vegetation has not been cut back. Another letter has been sent and a further site visit will take place week commencing 14/12

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:11, Thu 26 November 2020

  • These bushes are cut back at least once a year so the comment about 20 years is completely disingenuous!

    They are scheduled to be cut again on the 1st December.

    Posted anonymously at 10:46, Sat 28 November 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:46, Sat 28 November 2020

  • 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 17:30, Tue 1 December 2020

  • 17/12 A further site visit has been completed and the vegetation has been cut back

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:59, Thu 17 December 2020

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