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Narrowing of cycleway to the point of impassability

Reported via desktop in the Weeds category by Dr John Fitton at 10:35, Thu 12 January 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4118107.

Although reported as 'fixed', it clearly is not. Although the overhanging vegetation and encroaching brambles have been cleared (they will soon reappear), the rough turf which over the years has encroached upon the tarmac has not. The neglected path is now so narrow that two cyclists cannot safely pass each other. The overlying turf needs to be removed to expose the original tarmac. A contraflow cycle path should be at least 2.0m wide - which is what this was once. Do any Northants Councillors use bicycles to get around? The lack of attention to cyclists needs in this county is disgraceful.

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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 10:35, Thu 12 January 2023

  • Pkease update on this matter

    Posted by Councillor Lora Lawman at 21:22, Tue 24 January 2023

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Not Started - Regarding the vegetation adjacent to Wellingborough Road. We are pleased to confirm that a works order has been raised to cut back this vegetation from the footway. This should be completed within 12 months’ time. Please be assured that you will receive an update once repairs are concluded. We usually find these defects are tended to within six months.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:39, Fri 10 February 2023

  • Approx 4 bin bags worth of general house items, non food and one mattress not sure of size. located in farm gate entrance on the westbound side of road. many thanks..

    Posted anonymously at 23:18, Tue 30 May 2023

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