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Blocked Access to Footpath UL11 by local Angling Club, Irthlingborough Road, Wellingboro'

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category by CHRIS SHAW at 11:33, Saturday 8 May 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2713277.

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The local Angling Club (Wellingborough District and Nene Angling Club) have erected gates to prevent access to Right of Way UL11 on Irthlingborough (1st Photo). I would suggest this has been done to prevent illegal travellers entering the River Nene Meadows. Understandable. The solution would be to place a small gate or stile next go the main gate to allow walkers through. The second and third photos are taken from the opposite side with a small gate clearly shown.

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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 11:34, Saturday 8 May 2021

  • I think this footpath starts at the entrance to kangaroo spinney

    Posted anonymously at 12:26, Saturday 8 May 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry, we are aware of this issue. I can confirm that there is a registered anomaly along this route. The legal line of this footpath, UL11 currently passes through 2 bodies of water. This route needs to be officially diverted before we would consider taking action to open access. We will continue to monitor this matter and liaise with the Definitive Map Team in regards to the line of the path.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:50, Monday 10 May 2021

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