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Gate is not horse friendly on bridleway

Reported via mobile in the Gate - Damaged/ Missing category anonymously at 16:25, Friday 3 February 2023

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 4201032.

Gate has been replaced but the second gate is not friendly for on horseback on this bridleway. The one by the road is ok but the second isn’t and neither are the next two either side of the bridge in the next field.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. Officers will now investigate the concerns and this may take up to 5 working days. If you believe that your concerns are urgent then please phone us.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 16:25, Friday 3 February 2023

  • Gate is not horseback friendly and have to get off to open and close it. Difficult and unsafe to get back on board. The bridge further along also needs the bush trimming back so is accessible!

    Posted anonymously at 10:54, Sunday 5 February 2023

  • Investigation: Ongoing - We have undertaken an initial assessment of your report and determined that this is not a safety critical issue. This will be investigated in further detail in due course.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:30, Friday 10 February 2023

  • Site visited on Friday by County Access & bridleways Officer due to several complaints by local horse riders. This relates to case number 2253830 raise in Nov 2020. Original response stated that handles on first two gates from road of bridleway GA6 would be replaced. However it appears only handle (first gate) was done (see second photo). The second gate handle is still very difficult for riders to reach and open without dismounting unless on a small pony. Is it possible to replace the handle so it’s the same as first gate please.

    Posted anonymously at 15:53, Monday 6 March 2023

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Not Started - We can confirm that a job will be raised for 3 bridle gates to be replaced as soon as we get permission from the landowner. You will be updated as soon as works are completed.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:05, Thursday 13 April 2023

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