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Trees are overgrown and are a hazard outside school

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 12:16, Wed 20 September 2023

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 5013500.

These trees leading up to the entrance of the school are overgrown and a hazard to both the public and to the children walking to the school. These trees should be capped and have not been cut in the last 15 years. Due to their size, the volume of leaves that come down each year completely cover the footpath and become very slippery forcing students accessing the school to walk on the road and not use the footpath. Last year I witnessed a student slip on the leaves and hit his head on the footpath. You have a duty of care to maintain these trees especially so near to a school. I reported this last year and you sent around a contractor who sat in his van for 4 hours and did 10mins work and left. I am just worried that children are not using the footpath to walk to the school and instead are using the road which could lead to a serious incidence due to the size of the trees and volume of leaves and loose limbs falling down during bad weather.

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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 12:16, Wed 20 September 2023

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Not Started - The area has been inspected and work has been scheduled to be carried out within the next 26 weeks. You will receive further information when this job is completed.
    For more information about our services, please visit https://www.northnorthants.gov.uk/ parking-roads-and-transport
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    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:14, Tue 26 September 2023

  • I second this suggestion for improvement. I am further concerned that the top-heavy nature of these trees would /could lead them to blow over on to a house either side in high winds such as are currently forecast. My property at 85, and those of 87/89/91 are all extremely vulnerable. Thank you for dealing with them.

    Posted by Jasmine Simeone at 16:08, Tue 26 September 2023

  • Thank you for providing an update. 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.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 16:08, Tue 26 September 2023

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Not Started - The area has been inspected and work has been scheduled to be carried out within the next 26 weeks. You will receive further information when this job is completed.
    For more information about our services, please visit https://www.northnorthants.gov.uk/ parking-roads-and-transport
    You can also keep up to date on highways by following us on Facebook and Twitter @nnchighways

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:31, Wed 27 September 2023

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Scheduled

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 07:17, Tuesday 9 January 2024

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Ongoing

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:39, Wednesday 10 January 2024

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Work Completed

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:36, Wednesday 10 January 2024

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