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Main Rd to Brixworth Trees/Hedges Are Overgrown

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 16:09, Wednesday 3 February 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2522408.

The trees and hedges on the A508 from Boughton to Brixworth are overgrown. They need to be maintained. The vegetation in the area is overgrown, the grass has overgrown the footpath and it is not visible to pedestrians.

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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 16:10, Wednesday 3 February 2021

  • Works have been instructed along this stretch of road

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:40, Friday 5 February 2021

  • I am disgusted that the hedgerows and trees have been cut during nesting season. There was no checking for beats and I’ve since seen nests in the ground. This is a large wide road and the trees were not on the road itself, so it was not urgent to cut. Anyone who has actually learned to drive properly can easily navigate this road without the hedges being hacked like they have during nesting season.

    Posted anonymously at 18:58, Sunday 28 March 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 19:00, Sunday 28 March 2021

  • Thank you for contacting ourselves, the works on the A508 is for visibility safety reasons no major works to any trees are taking place so this would not interfere with any bats, our ground maintenance contractor has confirmed that all the works are being carried out by hand and before any works are undertaken visual inspections are taking place to see if any nests are present, and if any are visible then work are not undertaken on this section.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:31, Wednesday 31 March 2021

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