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Weighted gate

Reported via mobile in the Gate - Damaged/ Missing category anonymously at 07:48, Thu 14 October 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3061406.

This gate has been visited and you reminded the netting and attached rail. You also removed the weight which makes it difficult to open. This weight has now been put back on by the land owner.

Please can you have another look at the gate please

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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 07:49, Thu 14 October 2021

  • Apologies but we are unsure of your concerns, the weight was removed which you stae made difficult to open and it seems that the weight has now been put back. Is this still difficult to open with the weight on the gate, when it was removed the gate was in a usable condition and able to be opened on horseback.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:59, Wed 20 October 2021

  • I’ve been approached by local rider regarding the fact that this gate is still really difficult to navigate. The gate issue was resolved by yourselves recently, including removal of the weight which was really appreciated. The gate itself is fine now, but the farmer has now put another weight onto it and made it really difficult to navigate again as it closes really quickly which is dangerous for horse and rider potentially causing injury. I have been informed that there’s no livestock in the field either, in case the farmer was concerned about it not being closed by RoW users.

    Posted anonymously at 12:40, Fri 22 October 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:41, Fri 22 October 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:19, Thu 11 November 2021

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