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Overgrown hedges

Reported via desktop in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 13:41, Thursday 19 May 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3536971.

The Owners at number 25 Ashley Road are allowing the hedge to grow to high on the corner of the street, its becoming almost impossible to see any oncoming traffic from the left hand side. The people who lived in this house previously kept the hedges trimmed and at a low height so that you were able to see any oncoming traffic. I have spoken with the new owners previously about this but they don't seem to be trying to fix the problem. There are lots of bicycles that use this road as Rockingham Wheelers is just up the road and My family and I have had many near misses when trying to pull out of the street. I would like this to be looked into as I'm very concerned there is going to be an accident at this turning in the near future.

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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 13:41, Thursday 19 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 10:51, Friday 20 May 2022

  • We can confirm that the owner has now cut the tree back.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:32, Friday 1 July 2022

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