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Over grown trees at 1 queens road on to footpath

Reported via mobile in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 03:28, Thursday 17 June 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2797415.

The trees at 1 queens road r over grown and making it hard to see coming out of the road and it’s the main footpath to the primary school so many people are having to walk in the road with there children

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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 03:28, Thursday 17 June 2021

  • A letter had been sent to the resident a few months ago from the parish council to cut back the conifer trees that are protruding along the footpath by the school causing children to have to walk in the road. Would be grateful if you could please chase up to ensure the pathway is kept clear for pedestrians and school children. Thanks

    Posted by Debra Styles at 11:29, Thursday 17 June 2021

  • As u can see from the photos the gentle man has cut where he needs to walk and in side of his garden I have even offered to cut it for him if he incase he is unable to but got told he will cut it wen he is ready I only went and spoke to him as yesterday I was trying to turn out the street and nearly pulled out on a car as u can not see wat is coming along college st any more

    Posted anonymously at 11:40, Thursday 24 June 2021

  • I was coming to report the same. Many branches are sticking out and are at eye height for children. When raining you get wetter as have to brush past the bushes trying to avoid others

    Posted anonymously at 23:01, Wednesday 30 June 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Our team have inspected this site and notified the home owner of their duty to ensure that the highway is kept clear of vegetation overhanging from private properties/businesses. We will re-inspect after 14 days have elapsed.

    State changed to: Under investigation - Highways Act

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:40, Monday 12 July 2021

  • This hedge has still not been trimmed back and is nearly half way over the footpath. Could you please update the Parish Council as to the present situation as the 14 days have more than elapsed since you spoke to the owner.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Terry Savage at 18:55, Sunday 15 August 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 18:55, Sunday 15 August 2021

  • Kids are back to school and this hedge is now worse than ever. Its more overgrown and dangerous to kids and adults as they have to walk in the road which itself is another issue! Branches are at kids eye height and this itself is dangerous.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 09:24, Thursday 2 September 2021

  • Still causing a problem. Was a nightmare in the rain today.

    Posted anonymously at 10:03, Wednesday 29 September 2021

  • Good afternoon. There appears to be no progress regarding this issue and the hedge is growing considerably close to the road meaning parents and children are finding it difficult to access the pavement and having to use the road, a dangerous situation. The homeowner has cut back hedge inside and to the front of the property both sides, but not the outside to the footpath. The Parish Council would be grateful if you would deal with issue as an emergency. Could the work be carried and issue the home owner with the invoice? Please resolve this issue ASAP before an accident to a child occurs. thank you

    Posted by Parish Clerk at 11:34, Wednesday 29 September 2021

  • As can be seen by the number of updates on this issue STILL nothing has changed and the hedge is growing bigger and now covers half of the path. Can you please cut and bill the resident as he seems unable to do this although has cut the inner hedge? The Parish Council have delivered several letters but to no avail.

    Posted by Terry Savage at 18:32, Tuesday 12 October 2021

  • We are pleased to confirm that the site has been revisited and the overgrown vegetation has now been attended to. Thank you for your patience on this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:06, Thursday 11 November 2021

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