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The gate just over the brow of the hill is dangerous. The owner has put a tight spring in the gate and the heavy gate

Reported via mobile in the Gate - Damaged/ Missing category anonymously at 23:05, Tue 28 December 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3202247.

The mechanism needs to be horse friendly and the tight spring needs modifying or removing.

Please note the gate is just over the brow of the field from the location. Just up the road over the hill.

It takes less than a second to slam shut. It should be 8 seconds from 90 degrees


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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 23:06, Tue 28 December 2021

  • This matter is currently under investigation, we will endeavour to respond within 10 working days. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:35, Wed 29 December 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry, Site visited. No safety defects found at time of visit. Gate was timed to close at 10 seconds from 90 degrees. Will continue to monitor through highway safety inspections.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:04, Wednesday 20 April 2022

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