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Public footpath impassable because of brush placed across it

Reported via mobile in the Passage-Obstructed/Overgrown category anonymously at 10:36, Tue 30 November 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3151011.

First photo shows start of public footpath marking (entrance to Lee Dickens). Second photo shows the gap in the fence between Lee Dickens and the field beyond through which the right of way proceeds. Since yesterday morning (it was clear then) this has been wholly blocked by fallen or placed vegetation. It’s a popular walk for local people and a swift resolution would be really appreciated. Oddly, the footpath is not shown on the council map but is on the OS map for the area.

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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 10:37, Tue 30 November 2021

  • Viewed from the field side it is apparent that a tree previously standing about 50 metres away has been uprooted and dragged into position across the right of way using a tractor or similar equipment. It has a large rootball and cannot be dealt with using hand tools.

    Posted anonymously at 13:51, Tue 30 November 2021

  • Thanks for reporting this a site visit has been made and we are currently still investigating as to who has put the debris on the path and will update you within the next 10 days as to what action is going to be taken.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:44, Tue 7 December 2021

  • Thanks for reporting this a site visit has been made and we are currently still investigating as to who has put the debris on the path and will update you within the next 10 days as to what action is going to be taken. We have now received a report to confirm that the vegetation has now been cleared and open

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:21, Thu 9 December 2021

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