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Obstruction of street light by overgrowing bushes

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 19:42, Tue 7 December 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3166042.

The alleyway is extremely dark at night due to an overgrown bush from a property obstructing the street light. It is concerning for women walking alone at night and the elderly living on the estate. You are unable to see the pavement due to the lack of light from the streetlamp. In the winter months, this is quite dangerous. It has been reported to Balfour Beatty but they have passed the problem onto yourself to rectify. Please deal with it as a matter of urgency.

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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 19:43, Tue 7 December 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 blocking street lighting on this section of footpath. 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 14 days.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:30, Wed 8 December 2021

  • State changed to: Closed

    Updated by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:31, Wed 8 December 2021

  • 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 13:19, Wed 8 December 2021

  • State changed to: Closed

    Updated by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:36, Thu 9 December 2021

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