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Footpath impassable due to crop overgrown

Reported via desktop in the Passage-Obstructed/Overgrown category anonymously at 22:09, Wednesday 11 May 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3519721.

The field which public right of way AA1 runs alongside has a crop of oil seed rape which is now above head height and has spread over the path. This is blocking the footpath making it impassable, especially as the nettles on the verge are growing up rapidly on the other side of the path. Due to HS2 having closed and restricted other local footpaths this is one of the few remaining walking routes left available to residents of Aston le Walls.

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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 22:10, Wednesday 11 May 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. This location was inspected on 13/5/22. Contact has been made with the relevant landowner to request that the overgrown grass edge alongside the crop of oil seed rape is mown to allow pedestrian access along the footpath. The landowner has indicated that this work will be undertaken within the next 7 days.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:23, Friday 13 May 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. This location was inspected on 13/5/22. Contact has been made with the relevant landowner to request that the overgrown grass edge alongside the crop of oil seed rape is mown to allow pedestrian access along the footpath. The landowner has indicated that this work will be undertaken within the next 7 days. Customer Update. Site revisit undertaken on 16/5/22. The landowner has mown a route through along the field headland for pedestrians to use when walking this footpath.

    State changed to: Under investigation - Highways Act

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:59, Monday 16 May 2022

  • Thank you for your prompt response and to the landowner who cut back the vegetation to clear the footpath. Unfortunately the footpath has become overgrown once more, this time with Nettles and giant hogweed. Can we request the landowner is contacted again and asked to clear the path please.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 09:15, Monday 27 June 2022

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:16, Monday 27 June 2022

  • Hello! Please can this be cut again, it wasn't cut on the actual footpath which is understandable as it would damage the farmer's crop but it means the regrowth is now full of nettles, brambles, the surface has an uneven surface and tree branches are also over hanging not to mention the crop spilling over. Thank you very much!

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 12:39, Tuesday 28 June 2022

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:46, Tuesday 28 June 2022

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

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:48, Tuesday 28 June 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry, Site visited. Landowner will be contacted again and works will be instructed to cut back the vegetation at this location.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:49, Tuesday 28 June 2022

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

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:50, Tuesday 28 June 2022

  • PLEASE, PLEASE CAN THIS BE CUT!! NO CHANGE SINCE LAST REPORT!! We have very limited footpaths left thanks to HS2, this one remains but is full of nettles, brambles, overhanging trees, overgrown grass. Using it results in being stung or scratched,large animal burrows are hidden amongst the dense foliage making them tricky to miss.

    Posted anonymously at 14:05, Wednesday 6 July 2022

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