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Roots damaged pathway

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 12:14, Tuesday 20 July 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2877102.

The tree roots all along Nelson Avenue have cracked the pavement and are causing a hazard to anyone trying to walk along the path. The roots are also going into customers garden and causing the slabs to sink. A manhole cover has been raised roughly 4 inches due to the damage and also the customer has reported that his water meter is sinking into the ground. The customer lives in the bungalow 65 Kingsthorpe Avenue and would like the engineer to knock on his door so he can discuss the problem with them.

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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 12:14, Tuesday 20 July 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. We understand that you have concerns about the condition of the overgrowing vegetation on the bank in this location. We can confirm that this request has been passed onto to the relevant department for them to action accordingly.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:56, Tuesday 7 September 2021

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