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Obstruction

Reported via mobile in the Passage-Obstructed/Overgrown category by Bob Entwistle at 12:49, Friday 3 June 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3569667.

A fallen tree is obstructing the footpath and there is a wobbly stile nearby.

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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 12:49, Friday 3 June 2022

  • The obstruction and stile are actually slightly to the north of the pin on the map.

    Posted by Bob Entwistle at 13:41, Friday 3 June 2022

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:46, Friday 10 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 09:48, Friday 10 June 2022

  • Thanks for reporting this a site visit has been made and we are now contacting the landowner to arrange for repair and removal of the tree limb within the next 6 weeks Defect reference 277945

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:52, Friday 10 June 2022

  • As footpath warden I have walked this section today and the landowner - Althorp estate, l believe - has taken no action yet. But in some measure they appear responsible for the issue having fenced the path into a narrow defile, using barbed wire inappropriately close to an awkward and unstable stile creating a health and safety hazard. It is now compounded by overgrown nettles and a tree fallen across the path at waist height. Having created the problems they seem to be taking no action to resolve what is now an unacceptable situation. This will inevitably get worse over the next few weeks and I urge that they be asked to expedite the work required. Richard Bunce

    Posted by Richard Bunce at 20:28, Sunday 19 June 2022

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 20:29, Sunday 19 June 2022

  • Thanks for reporting this a site visit has been made and we are now contacting the landowner to arrange for repair and removal of the tree limb within the next 6 weeks Defect reference 277945. Thanks for the information it has only just been over a week in which the land has been contacted so there are still a few weeks before we will re inspect to see if the work has been completed and if further enforcement action is required.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:11, Monday 20 June 2022

  • The tree obstruction has now been removed, thank you. However, the stile is now completely broken see photo. If possible, it should be replaced with a gap or a gate.

    Posted by Bob Entwistle at 00:03, Wednesday 6 July 2022

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