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Vegetation encroaching over the footpath

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 21:16, Tuesday 13 April 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2669458.

The footpath on Corby road leaving Cottingham toward Corby has been narrowed to a dangerous point due to mud off the high verge and nettles / rambles . This is a narrow road and having to walk close to the edge of the road puts pedestrians at risk of being hit by van/lorry and bus wing mirrors when vehicles try to pass each other on the road . Also there is not enough room for people walking in opposite directions to pass safely with one person having to walk into the road to pass . As my wife and I experienced when we walked up town with our 1 year old grandson in a pushchair . We had to take the pushchair into the road due to another couple walking down to the village las had a small child in a pram . Either way the potential for an accident is very real .

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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 21:17, Tuesday 13 April 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry an inspection will be undertaken in 5 working days

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:48, Thursday 15 April 2021

  • Following an inspection of this site Northamptonshire Highways will make contact with the landowner to request that the hedgerow is cut back to allow full width of the footway to be used. Further updates will follow.

    State changed to: Under investigation - Highways Act

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:41, Thursday 27 May 2021

  • There has still been no progress on this after 2.5 months and as can be seen from the photos the path is now almost unpassible in places.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 12:18, Friday 25 June 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:19, Friday 25 June 2021

  • This path is now very narrow due to the overgrown hedge and brambles (some reaching the kerb). I have today spoken to Rockingham Castle‚Äôs Agent (King West in Market Harborough) and they have advised me that their contractor will be instructed to clear as a matter of urgency.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 15:42, Wednesday 21 July 2021

  • Thank you for your update regarding the position of Rockingham Estates and the proposed works.

    State changed to: Under investigation - Highways Act

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:10, Friday 30 July 2021

  • Rockingham Estates Contractor attended the site last week and with a tractor hedge cutter had now cut back the hedge and offending brambles. Unfortunately the weeds and sundry vegetation from the base of the hedge remain and this is covering the tarmac public footway. This now needs to be cleared back by NNC Highways as a matter of urgency to maintain the maximum width of this busy footway and to ensure the safety of pedestrians.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 10:55, Friday 30 July 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:56, Friday 30 July 2021

  • Our team have undertaken a further inspection of this site and can confirm that works to clear back the remaining vegetation that currently reduces the width of the footway will be undertaken during the autumn season.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:15, Wednesday 18 August 2021

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