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Bridleway badly overgrown and impassible to horses and cyclists and struggle for pedestrians

Reported in the Rights of way category anonymously at 10:44, Fri 16 June 2017

Sent to Warwickshire County Council 1 minute later

The bridleway between Crowhill Road and Hydes Farm trackway/bottom of Golf Drive is overgrown with nettles/spiky weeds but also has bushes now growing across at head height and is now difficult to walk but impossible to pass through on bicycle or on horseback (or even with horse not ridden). I appreciate it's going to be built all over in time but many people used to use this bridleway before it became so badly overgrown since winter when it was a quagmire.

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  • No one has been able to walk this bridleway since my original report. It's now totally unacceptable. The brambles, wild rose briars and hawthorn bushes at body and face height. Someone looses an eye or their pet gets injured through council negligence, surely it's cheaper just to take a strimmer and two men half a day's work!

    Posted by Chris Smith at 10:40, Tue 11 July 2017

  • Hadn't been cut back when I updated my report a few days ago.

    Posted anonymously at 13:26, Fri 14 July 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:04, Fri 11 August 2017

  • Checked three days ago and it's still impassible without being torn to shreds

    Posted anonymously at 14:04, Fri 11 August 2017

  • Two months since I first reported this blocked bridleway. It's forcing all cyclists to use the footpath! There were Glendale staff at the play park cutting the grass yesterday I will check to see if they've made the bridleway passable today.

    Posted by Chris Smith at 07:33, Wed 23 August 2017

  • As per earlier update, the worst/most dangerous of the spiny/sharp bushes and brambles have been cut down however for some reason it looks like most of the stuff that's been cut down has been left directly on the ground/obvious worn trail when it could just as easily have been left 1 foot either side of it. It's not on its left there to puncture cyclists tyres/people's and dogs feet in my honest opinion. No other reason for it. As for the overall effort in cutting back all the large nettles and all the low level brambles that are growing across the bridleway have been left/ignored. I do not consider that this bridleway has as yet been properly cut back/cleared of sharp vegetation.

    Posted by Chris Smith at 09:44, Wed 23 August 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:32, Fri 8 September 2017

  • Still not cut back!

    Posted anonymously at 14:32, Fri 8 September 2017

  • State changed to: Closed

    Updated by an administrator at 11:05, Thu 15 March 2018

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