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Overgrown shrubs on footpath

Reported via desktop in the Weeds category anonymously at 11:37, Mon 22 November 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3137013.

Overgrown shrubbery extending onto footpath.

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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 11:38, Mon 22 November 2021

  • I live in St James Close and no one has done anything about this land since it was sold and problem increasing over time. Prams and people with mobility problems cannot negotiate this. I am an older person and walking in uneven grass part, often muddy, is particularly difficult.

    Posted by Muriel Moore at 11:42, Mon 29 November 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. We understand that you have concerns about the condition of the vegetation in this area; specifically overgrown shrubbery obstructing the pavement. Whilst we appreciate your comments, the location of the vegetation that you have identified 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 resident requesting that the vegetation is cut back within the next 28 days.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:09, Thu 2 December 2021

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