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Overgrown shrubs and bushes blocking footpath.

Reported via mobile in the Weeds category anonymously at 17:29, Saturday 9 October 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3052002.

1 Springfield Road, Rushden shrubs and bushes have overgrown to the extent that they are virtually filling the footpath. The homeowner needs to cut these back to their boundary line. With the winter weather coming I would rather walk on the footpath and not the grass. The photos were taken about 5 weeks ago and have just been for a walk and is no better.

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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 17:29, Saturday 9 October 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. We understand that you have concerns about overgrown vegetation on the footpath in this area. Whilst we appreciate your comments, the location of the vegetation 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 landowner requesting that the vegetation is cut back from the footway within the next month. We will endeavour to revisit the site following the months’ notice period.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:25, Thursday 14 October 2021

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