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Fence damaged in the wind leaning across footpath

Reported via mobile in the Passage-Obstructed/Overgrown category anonymously at 13:55, Thu 4 November 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3104535.

Tornado at the weekend has caused the fence to buckle and lean across footpath causing a partial obstruction. Access from high street after Stags Head Pub, walk through horse field, I think it’s after the 3rd gate (narrow pathway)

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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 13:56, Thu 4 November 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry. I can confirm that the landowner has been contacted regarding this matter, repair works to be undertaken to the fence line within the next 28 days.

    State changed to: Under investigation - Highways Act

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:58, Mon 8 November 2021

  • Path still obstructed

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Bob Entwistle at 12:57, Fri 17 December 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:58, Fri 17 December 2021

  • We have been informed of a change of landowership at this location. We have now contacted the landowner we velive is responsible for this fence line. Improvement works to be carried out to the fence line within the next 28 days.

    State changed to: Under investigation - Highways Act

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:59, Mon 20 December 2021

  • The damaged fence has been replaced with a new fence consisting of barbed wire now on both sides of a narrow footpath that is a danger to users of the right of way. Action needs to be taken in order to ensure that the public footpath is safe to use.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Bob Entwistle at 22:33, Tuesday 1 February 2022

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 22:33, Tuesday 1 February 2022

  • Thank you for your comments. I can confirm that the landowner has been contacted regarding this matter and has been asked to remove the line of barbed wire alongside the footpath within the next 28 days.

    State changed to: Under investigation - Highways Act

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:32, Thursday 3 February 2022

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