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Overgrown shrub from house of vulnerable resident forcing pedestrians into road/against parked vehicles

Reported via mobile in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 09:49, Saturday 23 October 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3079502.

This issue has been present and worsening throughout this year. This address and resident have been reported for the attention/actions of the council adult social services (Safeguarding notification SN359345188. Submitted 28 August 2021 21:54 PM), due to the reduced capacity and vulnerability of the sole occupant. Despite appearances the house IS occupied but visitors are very unlikely to receive a response to a knock at the door. The overgrown shrubs/trees are overhanging across the public pavement (public highway), creating a hazard to pedestrians, especially parents with young children, blind pedestrians, and wheelchair users, by forcing them either into the road, or close to the raised kerb, often against parked vehicles. This matter will not improve by itself by leaving it unattended. Feel free to visit me to discuss in person if required.

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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 09:50, Saturday 23 October 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. We understand you are concerned about overgrown vegetation on Jacques Road. Whilst we appreciate and sympathise with your comments, our inspector has visited the location and has been unable to locate the defects that you have reported. We kindly request that you take pictures of the defect, when safe to do so. Subsequently, some customers find it useful to utilise the functions available via the ‘What3words’ website for a specific pinpoint. Thank you for your co-operation.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 16:02, Tuesday 26 October 2021

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