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Reported via mobile in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 22:45, Sat 3 July 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2838480.

The pathway is between Drayton Road and highfield road and is a main walk through up into Town. This has been an issue for many years but in recent weeks the trees are now collapsing. The narrow path has overgrown hedges/bushes. And a tree that is only help up by weeds is collapsing. You have to duck to walk through and you cannot see up the path to see if anyone is coming. It is also barely wide enough to push a pushchair or wheelchair through the leaning and overgrown bushes and trees.

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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 22:45, Sat 3 July 2021

  • This walkway represents a danger to the elderly, those with limited vision and mobility scooter users. It is a handy cut through for the aforementioned and others who reside in the vicinity. Urgent attention is required such that people can use this path unimpeded. Upcoming thunderstorms will add to the unstable nature of these branches and potentially cause injuries to unsuspecting pedestrians.

    Posted by Cllr Caroline Cross at 00:45, Tue 6 July 2021

  • This footpath is completely overgrown and as the main route to the infant and junior school even my 10 year old son has to duck to walk through so he does not hit his head, this would also be a health and safety issue as due to the vegetation the street light will not light the area at night and this could cause a head injury or cause someone to loose an eye, this matter needs addressing as a matter of urgency foe everyone's safety and to reduce litigation risk against the council

    Posted anonymously at 09:28, Wed 7 July 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. We understand that you have concerns about overgrown vegetation growing into this section of paths, causing an obstruction. We appreciate your concerns and can confirm that the vegetation is due to be cleared in this area, in the next six months, under our maintenance programme.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:03, Wed 15 September 2021

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