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No proper stile or gate at this location

Reported via desktop in the Stile-Damaged/Missing category anonymously at 11:03, Saturday 7 May 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3508025.

There is no proper stile here, being a public footpath/right of way there should be a stile or(preferably) a gate to keep it dog friendly. This fence when wet is very slippery, as, on Christmas morning 2021, I slipped on the fence and fell, resulting in a trip to A&E, now I have a lump on my left thigh as a result. To add to the problem, a second rail has been added to the top. The obvious solution is a livestock proof hand gate to maintain human and dog friendliness. This location has been like this since I started using this path (18months)

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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 11:04, Saturday 7 May 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry, site visited. We are currently trying to contact the landowner to get a stile installed. We hope to provide you with an update shortly once contact has been made.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:53, Wednesday 11 May 2022

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:07, Thursday 12 May 2022

  • This report has been assessed and a job for repair has been raised.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:08, Thursday 12 May 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry, site visited. The land owner has been contacted and works have been instructed for stile to be installed at this location. Reference def276871.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:11, Thursday 12 May 2022

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:17, Thursday 16 June 2022

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:48, Thursday 14 July 2022

  • This fence has not been fixed, NO PROPER STYLE HAS BEEN INSTALLED, the alterations that have been done have only greatly increased the risk of falling and injury. THIS IS A PULIC FOOTPATH, the council and landowners have a duty and responsibility to maintain all stiles and gates on it. This alteration is far from safe, it has increased the risks to those who use it, THIS FENCE SHOULD NOW RECIEVE IMMEDIATE ATTENTION, INSTALL A PROPER STILE OR GATE, DO THE JOB PROPERLY!!!

    Posted anonymously at 09:59, Thursday 28 July 2022

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:47, Thursday 11 August 2022

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