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Gate is not suitable for horse riders

Reported via mobile in the Gate - Damaged/ Missing category anonymously at 08:06, Fri 15 April 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3460831.

This gate is located on a bridle way is not suitable for horse riders, it is impossible to open and close this gate on horseback as the catch is too low, which makes dismounting on the verge of the A5 very dangerous and an accident waiting to happen

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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 08:07, Fri 15 April 2022

  • I’ve just realised that I have the location incorrectly on the map. It should be the bridle way directly opposite the driveway to Ryehill Lodge which is a bit further down the A5. Please can this be amended? Thank you

    Posted anonymously at 10:44, Fri 15 April 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry, Site visited. Currently attempting to contact the land owner to see if a grab handle can be installed to the gate. We will provide a update when we hear back from the landowner.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:55, Wed 20 April 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry, site visited. Have agreed with the land owner for one of our contractors to install a higher grab handle onto the gate within 26 weeks. Reference Def276093.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 07:36, Tue 26 April 2022

  • This gate has had the much improved extension fitted to the gate catch. Thank you

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 17:57, Wednesday 4 January 2023

  • Questionnaire filled in by problem reporter; State changed to: Fixed, 17:57, Wednesday 4 January 2023

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