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Gate drops hard when opening

Reported via mobile in the Obstruction (Not Vegetation) category anonymously at 11:59, Thursday 19 May 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3536649.

The gate must be opened to gain access to the footpath. It is heavy to lift - must be lifted upwards to open - but as it swings across, it drops hard, and suddenly, before fully opened. Recently caused bruising to a walker and almost hit a small dog. Hinges appear to be rusty. Unfortunately the stile is not accessible so the gate must be opened. Many thanks for helping.

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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 11:59, Thursday 19 May 2022

  • Please note that the land owner for this report is the same as reports: ref: 3484980 and 3344451

    Posted by Andrew G Crisp at 12:32, Thursday 19 May 2022

  • Thanks for reporting this a site visit has been made and infact there is a stile to the side of the gate, however the fence is leaning and it it currently not usable. We will now be contacting the land owner to arrange for a repair to be carried out so either the stile or gate can be used, please allow 8 weeks for this work to be carried out. Defect reference 276901

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:43, Monday 23 May 2022

  • There has been no improvement to allow safe access to this footpath. The Hollowell Steam Rally will be held over the weekend of 2 & 3 July 2022 and this footpath (Style / gate) is likely to be used for access to and from the Rally.

    Posted by Andrew Crisp at 00:03, Tuesday 21 June 2022

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 00:03, Tuesday 21 June 2022

  • Thanks for reporting this a site visit has been made and infact there is a stile to the side of the gate, however the fence is leaning and it it currently not usable. We will now be contacting the land owner to arrange for a repair to be carried out so either the stile or gate can be used, please allow 8 weeks for this work to be carried out. Defect reference 276901. Thanks again for your update however as we have written to the land owner we have to give a certain time frame for them to respond and carry out the work which this has not yet expired.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:23, Tuesday 21 June 2022

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