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Overgrown prickle bushes

Reported via mobile in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category by Stuart Prestedge at 20:55, Thu 2 December 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3156385.

Over 3/4 of the pathway is blocked 9nce again by overgrown bushes for about a 20' length of the path.

This is the same problem from a couple if years ago, which you cut back as the owners have no interest in maintaining them.

Might be easier and more efficient in the long run to remove them permantely.

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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 20:55, Thu 2 December 2021

  • Letters to be sent to the relevant adjacent landowners requiring that the vegetation be cut back. Follow-up inspection set for w/c 31/01/22

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:10, Wed 22 December 2021

  • Owner who is responsible will ignore requests once again as they did previously even the neighbours have spoken direct to them.

    Please just have them removed this time and not just cut back.

    Path is getting more blocked every day.

    Posted anonymously at 15:16, Wed 22 December 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:17, Wed 22 December 2021

  • Bushes still growing further out blocking the pathway.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 11:41, Friday 25 February 2022

  • Bushes blocking the footpath. This happens every year. Please just remove the bushes so everyone can walk on the footpath safely. These prickly bushes are very dangerous and could cause quite an injury to children, dogs etc if they suddenly turn and get it in their eye, just at that same height. I know they should be trimmed back by the homeowner as I live on the same street but this person doesn’t believe it is their responsibility despite it being written in the deeds to these houses.

    Posted anonymously at 23:10, Saturday 26 February 2022

  • Inspection showed that vegetation to rear of some properties has been cut back. Have requested more precise information from inspector, to allow for accurate chasing of remaining vegetation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 16:28, Thursday 10 March 2022

  • Bushes have not been cut back at all.

    Please chase up removal of the bushes.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 16:24, Friday 11 March 2022

  • These bushes have not been cut back at all. See photos. You can clearly see where this hedge is over the footpath. Most homeowners keep theirs cut back but this homeowner refuses to maintain their hedge and allows it to grow until every year until the council do it for them! Please remove the hedge completely as its dangerous, very sharp thorns and catches on clothing, it will be a childs eye one day. Please, please just remove the whole hedge at this property.

    Posted anonymously at 03:39, Saturday 12 March 2022

  • Here’s the precise information which you need- hedge on Lake Avenue opposite Trading Post pub has not been cut back & is the responsibility of No 17 Moorhouse Way. The hedge is at the side of their property & they refuse to maintain it.

    Posted anonymously at 03:50, Saturday 12 March 2022

  • Bushes are growing even more over the pathway and will only continue to grow as we move towards summer.

    When will the path be clear so can be walked?

    Thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 13:58, Tuesday 5 April 2022

  • Good luck, The Council haven't a clue how to understand complaints. Let alone deal with them correctly or efficiently.

    Posted anonymously at 15:28, Tuesday 19 April 2022

  • Inspection on 29/04 saw all vegetation has been cut back.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 16:53, Tuesday 3 May 2022

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