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Hedgerow now reaching or covering 50% across footpath on west side of Blackthorn Road about

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 20:53, Saturday 4 September 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2979275.

Hedgerow partly consisting of thorny bushes has reached 50% across the footpath. Liable to injure pedestrians. There are spikes or thorns up to 30 to 40 MM at the face height of young and adults alike. Also further up between Lark Rise and Arlbury Road bushes are also extending more than 50% across the footpath but do not consist of vegetation liable to injure.

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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 20:53, Saturday 4 September 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry, this has been passed to the grounds maintenance team. We will update once a reference has been received.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:43, Wednesday 8 September 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry, this has been passed to the grounds maintenance team. We will update once a reference has been received. reference GRO004235. For any further queries please contact them direct 0300 126 7000

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:33, Friday 10 September 2021

  • The uphill bushes have now been cutback for the first time in four years. Many thanks for prompt attention. However the lower, thorny thus more dangerous section, still prevails. Hopefully it requires a contractor with much larger equipment and will be done soon. Last year after making a similar complaint it was dealt with within a few days. With the risks to eyesight One must ask why it doesn't have priority?

    Posted by Graham Darn at 15:30, Monday 20 September 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:30, Monday 20 September 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry, we have investigated and this area does not fall within the public highway. Northamptonshire Highways do not have any jurisdiction on this land. However we have passed this matter to our colleagues at Northampton Partnership Homes for their attention.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:00, Tuesday 21 September 2021

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