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Steps down embankment a trip hazard due to overgrown briars. Embankment is NCC under Section 38 Order

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 15:49, Wed 2 December 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2415175.

Steps that go down the road embankment from Upton Valley Way East near the pedestrian crossing at the top of Banbury Lane, have become a serious trip hazard due to over growing briars. This situation will get worse in the spring but due to dark nights and reluctance to use hand rails due to Covid, residents have complained about the safety of them. N.B. The entire embankment (not just Upton Valley Way East as your map suggests) is the maintenance responsibility of Highways and NCC due to the Section 38 Order that applies to the entire embankment area for the bridge over the canal. This has been previously established with Helen Howard in Highways.

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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 15:49, Wed 2 December 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. This has been reported to Northampton Borough Council. We will update with a reference once received.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 20:41, Fri 4 December 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. This has been reported to Northampton Borough Council ref GRO003555. Any further queries, please contact them direct on 0300 3307000.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 08:30, Mon 14 December 2020

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