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Overgrown Bushes

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 00:49, Monday 15 February 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2545781.

The pavement that goes next to the brook from Valley Road (next to Little Billing Pocket park) and Codlin Close. This footpath is more than 50% blocked in some areas by overgrown branches from the bushes that have not been maintained or trimmed for years from the property next to the path

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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 00:49, Monday 15 February 2021

  • 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 09:14, Tuesday 16 February 2021

  • 12/03 Passed to Regulation Team for further enforcement. Letter to householder to be sent week commencing 15/03 and final inspection to be carried out week commencing 05/04

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:59, Saturday 13 March 2021

  • 28/03 A letter has been sent to the owner/occupier to cut back the vegetation and a further site visit will be carried out week commencing 12/04

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:33, Sunday 28 March 2021

  • This has still not been resolved and the bush is growing. The footpath is extremely difficult to pass in a wheelchair and therefore discriminates against disabled pedestrians

    Posted anonymously at 01:59, Friday 9 April 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 02:00, Friday 9 April 2021

  • Thank you for your update. A further site visit will be carried out this week and then you will receive an update

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:43, Tuesday 13 April 2021

  • 27/04 A further site visit has been carried out and the vegetation has not been cut back. An enforcement notice has been sent and a further site visit will be carried out week commencing 24/05

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:02, Tuesday 27 April 2021

  • This has still not been resolved and since reporting the bush has grown further and is now even more difficult to pass in a wheelchair

    Posted anonymously at 13:20, Tuesday 25 May 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:21, Tuesday 25 May 2021

  • This has still not been resolved. The path is no longer useable in a wheelchair due to the additional growth in the many weeks since it was originally reported, I would now like to escalate this report to a formal complaint

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 21:53, Tuesday 8 June 2021

  • It is now 4 months since this issue was raised and still has not been resolved. Surely enforcement action should have been taken by now.

    Posted anonymously at 09:39, Friday 25 June 2021

  • 02/07 An enforcement letter will be sent week commencing 05/07 and a further inspection will be carried out week commencing 26/07

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:59, Friday 2 July 2021

  • How may time do you have to send have to sent enforcement letters?

    Posted anonymously at 08:25, Monday 5 July 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:25, Monday 5 July 2021

  • 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 09:16, Wednesday 7 July 2021

  • 19/07 I have had a response that the vegetation has been cut back and a further inspection to check this will be carried out week commencing 26/07. Thank you

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:44, Monday

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