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Dangerous open ditches each side of where you close the gate.

Reported via mobile in the Gate - Damaged/ Missing category anonymously at 15:32, Wed 4 August 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2914322.

It is dangerous to turn your horse to turn the gate. I have nearly slipped in it several times

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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 15:33, Wed 4 August 2021

  • Thanks for reporting this a site visit has been made and we will arrange for the ditch to be filled with some pipe in the bottom so that there is a good turning area. This work should be completed within the next 3 months

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:50, Thu 5 August 2021

  • According to a local rider - this issue still hasn’t been fixed - highways update on 5.8.21 stated would be fixed within 3 months. I have exited this gate on horseback myself and it’s practically impossible to close the gate from the field beyond and then turn round as the exit is very narrow due to ditches either side. From a safety point of view this gate is not possible to close behind you on horseback, it is better to leave it open rather than risk falling into the ditches either side in an attempt to close it.

    Posted anonymously at 15:34, Tuesday 4 January 2022

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:34, Tuesday 4 January 2022

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