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Overgrown hedges

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 12:19, Wednesday 11 August 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2928647.

This issue relates to 23 grombold avenue raunds nn9 6ew. the privet hedges is so overgrown its covering the pathway. making it a danger to walk safely. i am currently recovering from a knee injury and need to walk with a stick. i can't do this safely without walking on the grass verge which is on a bank. there are also stinging nettles and you can't walk safely with children or a pushchair along the path. the occupant has no interest in cutting the hedge, in fact the whole front garden is a a disgrace with brambles etc. it is is much the same with the property at 30 grombold avenue too. i am not sure what section of the council can deal with thus issue?

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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 12:19, Wednesday 11 August 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We are currently dealing with a high volume of enquiries and will endeavor to provide a full response to this issue within 10 working days.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:57, Wednesday 18 August 2021

  • Hello this complaint relates to no.21 not 23 Grombold Avenue, apologies. This still hasn't been addressed and is worse now that young children have returned to school & having to work on the grass bank and easily slip down into the road.

    Posted anonymously at 20:38, Wednesday 8 September 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 01:39, Thursday 9 September 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 vegetation on this section of path; specifically that overgrown vegetation is obstructing the footway. Whilst we appreciate your comments, the location of the vegetation that you have identified is not on the adopted highway. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the private landowner to maintain and is outside Northamptonshire Highways’ control. Nevertheless, we have written to the resident requesting that the vegetation is cut back from the footway within the next 14 days. A revisit will then be made to check this has been done.

    State changed to: Under investigation - Highways Act

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:59, Wednesday 15 September 2021

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