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Overhanging holly tree shrubbery directly above footpath, giving less than 5ft clearance.

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 14:42, Friday 13 May 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3488147.

This shrubbery has been neglected for a long period now, (Actual positioning is :--- Barlow Lane side of road---Between bus shelter and No.136 Northampton Lane North). Pedestrians may presently need to step into roadway to avoid contact with sharp leaves of holly bush.

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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 14:42, Friday 13 May 2022

  • 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 here. 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 more within the next 14 days.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:54, Monday 16 May 2022

  • This problem has NOT been addressed----now supposedly a week after deadline expired the condition of this overhanging foliage is still causing people to step into the carriageway to avoid injury. Perhaps the council will act when somebody is badly injured, hopefully that will not happen, whatever happened to "duty of care", Health & Safety etc. obviously non existent nowadays.

    Posted anonymously at 11:44, Wednesday 8 June 2022

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:44, Wednesday 8 June 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. We have forwarded to the regulations team for further investigation, as the overgrown vegetation has not been dealt with here as requested.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 16:15, Thursday 9 June 2022

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    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:17, Wednesday 15 June 2022

  • Hi, just to drop you a line re:--Report No.3488147--- your response after a period of 2.5 months is woefully inadequate. The problem has become more intrusive in the elapsed time since notification. No doubt you will list this as "protocols" which have to be followed. When I was at school many years ago the report would have said "must do better", this is the response I now level at your council. As you have now delayed the resiting of Northampton market traders, I suggest that the staff due to be involved in that vanity project could be utilised in other ways, even possibly "making footpaths safe". Please keep me updated on your actual performance of trimming, not the admin instructions sent or garnered from this fiasco. Yours, disgruntled of Oakley Drive. Moulton. NN3 7UH

    Posted anonymously at 15:37, Friday 29 July 2022

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    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:50, Monday 1 August 2022

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    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:51, Monday 8 August 2022

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