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Double gate and overgrown hedge

Reported via mobile in the Gate - Damaged/ Missing category anonymously at 07:30, Mon 8 November 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3110030.

This is a double gate. Impsissibbe to do both from a horse. The wooden gate has been unhinged which makes things easier. The remaining gate is a metal sheep hurdle type of gate. It is hung so you can’t open it and slams shut in about 1 second if you can get it open.

Yesterday I got my young horse stuck in it. My friend had managed to get through after about 10 attempts but it slammed against her horse too.

As it is an overgrown double gate my young horse was upset because he couldn’t see the other horse and we then had to attempt to open it ourselves. Just the separation is dangerous.

I got him caught in it. THIS IS VERY VERY DANGEROUS.

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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 07:31, Mon 8 November 2021

  • Thanks for reporting this a site visit has been made and we are currently still investigating to get the gate cleared and see if we can get one of the gates removed to make better access and will respond back to you within the next 10 days

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:04, Mon 15 November 2021

  • You were updating in. 10 days but this was over a month ago. Please can you update on case 3110030

    Posted anonymously at 23:04, Thu 16 December 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 23:04, Thu 16 December 2021

  • I took these photos on 15th September - this is a narrow overgrown gateway with two gates in a hedge between two fields. A metal gate has been added to the entrance to the next field on one side of hedge despite the fact there is already a bridleway gate in the hedge. Although the bridleway gate is open - in effect there are now two gates. The metal gate is very difficult to open on horseback and swings back quickly whilst trying to pass though it and would appear not be necessary. It’s not possible to turn your horse sideways to open the metal gate whilst standing inside the hedge as too narrow and overgrown which makes opening the metal gate even more difficult. Any news regarding a possible resolution please?

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 15:55, Tuesday 4 January 2022

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