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Dangerous overgrown shrubs and bushes

Reported via mobile in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category by Brian Kempson at 21:54, Wednesday 25 August 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2959233.

Once again I have to report this problem with the pathway between Paddocks Road and Crown Way. The space between the overgrown vegetation is barely enough for 1 person to walk through let alone a joint footpath/cycle way. This doesn’t show Rushden in a good light to people using the Greenway. Please, please get it cut back before someone’s eye gets damaged with brambles at head height. Also, please plan to get it trimmed BEFORE it becomes a problem.

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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 21:55, Wednesday 25 August 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We are currently dealing with a large number of enquiries and ensure an update will be provided within 10 working days.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:54, Wednesday 1 September 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. We understand that you have concerns about overgrown shrubbery growing into this section of road. We appreciate your concerns and can confirm that the vegetation is due to be cleared in this area, in the next 28 days, under our maintenance programme.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:37, Tuesday 14 September 2021

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:02, Monday 20 September 2021

  • This report has been assessed and a job for repair has been raised.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:45, Monday 20 September 2021

  • State changed to: Closed

    Updated by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:58, Monday 20 September 2021

  • Still not been done! The pathway becomes even narrower and more unsightly every day.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted anonymously at 10:34, Friday 1 October 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:34, Friday 1 October 2021

  • What is happening - NOTHING - it appears!!! You have cut part of a tree at the Crown Way end of this path (and what a mess this looks), but still no action on the original complaint about the pathway being narrowed by overgrown vegetation. This pathway is designated as joint cycle/footpath between PADDOCKS ROAD and THE OLD RAILWAY BRIDGE but is becoming dangerous for both types of users. If no action is taken after this updated report, I shall try a different way to get it fixed by involving local media.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 11:43, Wednesday 27 October 2021

  • Still nothing done down here. Also now seen rats about when walking down there in the day time.

    Posted anonymously at 14:54, Tuesday 16 November 2021

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