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Overgrown bushes, shrubs and trees along public footpath

Reported anonymously at 08:20, Fri 2 August 2019

Sent to Hertfordshire County Council and North Hertfordshire District Council 5 minutes later

The South-side of Whitehorse lane is overgrown with shrubs, bushes, weeds and trees. hasn't been cut back for over a year. This is a bust thoroughfare for school children and families, as well as dog walkers and workers from the nearby PIn Green Industrial Area. Please arrange a sever cut back to the boundary marker.

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  • The county council deem it not a problem so have decided not to do anything about this. pretty sad really for the time an effort it will take to clear it. It's all about demarcation of responsibility - out of sigh out of mind.

    Posted anonymously at 09:10, Fri 30 August 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Friday 30th August. It appears that someone has been along the bridleway and cut that back. NHDC told me that because the vegetation causing the problems on Whitehorse lane is part of the bridleway, it';s down to the Council that looks after the bridleway to also cutback Whitehorse lane. So it beggars belief that they were actually here doing the job, and failed to do it all. It all seems so haphazard with all this demarcation going on

    Posted anonymously at 17:30, Fri 30 August 2019

  • No change from last time so I suppose half a job is what we got/get. Harumph!!!!!

    Posted anonymously at 16:43, Fri 27 September 2019

  • Since the last update, it appears some work has been done on Whitehorse lane. About 80% of the problem area has been cut back quite ruthlessly, but if this onlt happens once in a blue moon, maybe best decision. As always happens, workers never remove the litter they uncover, and as we have no litter picking done in NHDC Great Ashby area, it was never going to be removed. It's a pity the whole area that needed cutting back was not done, and a pity that what was done was not to a very high standard. The footway still needs cleaning and mud, soil and vegetation removed.

    Posted anonymously at 17:19, Wed 2 October 2019

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