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Inappropriate gates along the whole of the bridleway

Reported via desktop in the Passage-Obstructed/Overgrown category anonymously at 12:43, Fri 8 April 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3446397.

All gates located along the Catesby to Arbury Hill / Badby bridleway are inappropriate for use by horse. As well as the gate within a gate problem all gates along this route have low hooks and are weighted or sprung to close quickly. It gives you no time at all to manoeuvre your horse and sadly I have had to stop using this route that's on my door step and use main roads instead. I'm unsure if a couple of them are narrower than usual too. Also the byway that is located on the same farmers land has the same issues. If you were alone in a vehicle you would not be able to keep the gate open to get your vehicle through. If I can help at all with pictures / video's or evidence for your files please let me know.

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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 12:38, Thu 14 April 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. We can confirm that this matter is currently under investigation and we will provide a comprehensive update within the next seven days.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:28, Thu 14 April 2022

  • I have the same problem on horse back! They have taken weights off 2 off the gates, but they have put bricks in the gateway instead, which as you can see from the photo its not good for horses hoofs.

    Posted anonymously at 11:58, Sat 20 August 2022

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