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Bog on public footpath. What 3 words= ///barn.soulful.marathons

Reported via mobile in the Passage-Obstructed/Overgrown category anonymously at 14:20, Wednesday 12 January 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3235513.

Whilst walking my puppy 11th january in the afternoon I sunk up to my waist in the corner of the field on a public footpath in Potterspury. I was approximately 10m from the stile to exit the field. It looked no different to other patchy wet corners of fields, ankle deep in places then the next step I just sunk into like a boggy puddle upto my waist. I called the emergency services as I couldn't get out and was extremely scared. I called a friend to come and call my puppy away as he was struggling to get out of the bog as well. A man saw us and used some planks of wood and helped to get me out, then we cancelled the fire brigade. (he told me had helped his partner to get out as she had got stuck a few weeks before). I posted on our village facebook page as a warning to any one else who may walk through there, if I had of had a child with me it could have ended in disaster, or if I had of fell over trying to get out. I received quite a few comments stating that various people had also got stuck in this area before and needed people to help them out and that corner of the field is always bad. I am extremely sore today and am scared to think of what could have happened if i hadnt of had my mobile phone with me. I would appreciate this being looked into in a matter of urgency incase another person isnt so lucky to be okay. What 3 words location ///barn.soulful.marathons

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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 14:20, Wednesday 12 January 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A site inspection was carried out on 14/1/22. Further to our telephone conversation, Northamptonshire Highways can confirm that this footpath has been temporarily closed. Further updates will be provided as soon as possible.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:00, Monday 17 January 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A site inspection was carried out on 14/1/22. Further to our telephone conversation, Northamptonshire Highways can confirm that this footpath has been temporarily closed. Further updates will be provided as soon as possible. Customer Update 26/1/22. The relevant landowner has been contacted about this matter and they are investigating the drainage issues in the field that are affecting this footpath. Ongoing contact will be undertaken regarding this issue and further updates will be provided.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:52, Wednesday 26 January 2022

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