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Hedges are overgrown on pathway

Reported via mobile in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 21:51, Sunday 8 May 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3510574.

The bushes are not being maintained by the households in the area, so I'm guessing it is council responsibility. I have trimmed the thorny vines a number of times as they are dangerous and have been caught in them when walking in the evenings. The pictures attached are facing south-east/Northampton Road. The pathway joins Irvine Drive to Northampton Road. The bushes are behind #67 Northampton Road.

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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 21:52, Sunday 8 May 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, we are currently experiencing high volumes of enquiries and will endeavour to respond within five working days. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:31, 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. We will revisit on the 6th of June

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:38, Monday 16 May 2022

  • As the owner of number 67, I can confirm the vegetation is on land outside of my property boundary. It is the council's responsibility to maintain, and they have done so in previous years

    Posted anonymously at 18:56, Tuesday 24 May 2022

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 18:56, Tuesday 24 May 2022

  • We can confirm that the footway is no longer obstructed, all clear for the highway user with adequate space for the highway user.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:30, Friday 1 July 2022

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