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Hedge is overhanging the road restricting lane, which is on a junction and blind corner

Reported via mobile in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 19:29, Thu 23 September 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3021396.

This has been like it for months and no action has been taken. Hedge needs cutting back before accident happens

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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 19:30, Thu 23 September 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We understand that you have concerns about the condition of the vegetation on The Hill; specifically that it is restricting visibility on a blind corner. We appreciate your concerns and can confirm that the vegetation in this area is programmed to be removed, in the next 3 months, under our maintenance programme.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:55, Thu 30 September 2021

  • THis is not good enough. I have witnessed & been involved in several haring instances on this section. It needs dealt with NOW

    Posted anonymously at 09:55, Thu 14 October 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:56, Thu 14 October 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:39, Fri 22 October 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:07, Fri 19 November 2021

  • This remains unacceptable still. Photos of this area in a long email to the council who responded by saying that the narrowing of the road caused by overgrown hedging would be dealt with by end of October 2021 which it has not. In addition to this in the same area the give way sign is no longer visible due to it being hidden in overgrown hedging. In addition also the extremely large pot hole in the same area was photographed and sent to the council and still nothing has been actioned. Cars are now driving over onto the triangle piece of grass to avoid the traffic coming the other way because they would collide otherwise. This needs action and promo action at that.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 19:48, Sunday 9 January 2022

  • Still not sorted. This is a accident waiting to happen. Who do I contact to complain. This is not good enough.

    Posted anonymously at 11:32, Monday 10 January 2022

  • Further to previous resident reports no action since reported in September. It is merely a case of chopping back the bushes/trees/scraping back the overgrowth of soil concealing the edge of the road to enable equal space for traffic. It is very dangerous as previously alerted in this raised case and grass triangle now being eroded further due to vehicles (including lorries!) Driving onto the grass to avoid oncoming vehicles!

    Posted anonymously at 19:26, Tuesday 11 January 2022

  • This evening two cars coming opposite ways nearly collided on this stretch of road due to the massive pothole and the narrowing of one lane on the road due to the shrubbery and mud on one side. The car coming in Middleton village swerved onto the triangle piece of grass to avoid hitting the oncoming car. Any vehicle coming up the hill has to drive in the middle of the road due to the overgrown shrubbery which has narrowed the road. This requires urgent attention by the council. Considering it was reported to Highways with photo evidence and measurements of the narrowing and the depth of the pot hole last summer by the parish council it is no longer acceptable to leave this any longer. Can we have some action .

    Posted anonymously at 19:40, Wednesday 12 January 2022

  • Photo shows depth of pot hole and the narrowing of one Lane due the shrubbery taking over.

    Posted anonymously at 09:22, Thursday 13 January 2022

  • We can see that some of the hedging has been cut back to reveal the give way sign and all the other signs that warn you that there is a sharp bend, however, this is still not acceptable and has not been given priority attention. The huge pot hole still remains. The narrowing of one Lane of the road still remains forcing traffic to go over into oncoming traffic. The give way sign still cannot be seen as you drive up The Hill due to the overgrown vegetation. You can see the give way sign when you are on top of it. The verge/ mud/ vegetation needs taking back to widen the road.

    Posted anonymously at 10:34, Monday 21 February 2022

  • Please attend to this issue with urgency!!!!!

    Posted anonymously at 16:12, Thursday 3 March 2022

  • West Northamptonshire Council

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:20, Tuesday 16 August 2022

  • There is stilll an issue at this point. There is insufficinent space for two vehicles passing. I use this road daily &have experienced the danger. I note a little bit of tarmac has been added to the grass side. However, there still needs alot more vegitation removed. Previous promises not carried out.

    Posted anonymously at 15:19, Tuesday 16 August 2022

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