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Vegetation overgrowing highway

Reported via Android in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 14:56, Thu 14 September 2023

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4994399.

The hedge here is growing over the highway boundary making it dangerous for pedestrians and vehicles alike as it is seriously reducing visibility. To make matters worse they also put their bin on the highway for collection.

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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 14:56, Thu 14 September 2023

  • Investigation: Ongoing (Reported to a third party) - As this is private vegetation, we have sent a Standard Enforcement Letter to the occupier(s), asking them to cut this back. This could take up to a month to resolve. We will update you further.
    For more information about our services, please visit https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/ parking-roads-and-transport
    You can also keep up to date on highways by following us on Facebook and Twitter @wnhighways

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:29, Fri 15 September 2023

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:01, Thu 12 October 2023

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:18, Sun 12 November 2023

  • This privately owned bush on the Brackley road is at least 2 foot over the highway boundary and one foot on to the road. This was flagged before, as it meant pedestrians had to walk in the road at this point and is dangerous, but owner has cut the bush above it which was over hanging into the road (and dumped the branches in the ditch on the opposite side ) but the main obstruction of the hedge has had no attempt to cut this back to highway level, or at very least, level to curb and not out on to road,

    Posted anonymously at 00:41, Sun 19 November 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 00:42, Sun 19 November 2023

  • Investigation: Ongoing (Reported to a third party) - As this is private vegetation, we have sent a Standard Enforcement Letter to the occupier(s), asking them to cut this back. This could take up to a month to resolve. We will update you further.
    For more information about our services, please visit https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/ parking-roads-and-transport
    You can also keep up to date on highways by following us on Facebook and Twitter @wnhighways

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:29, Tue 5 December 2023

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:35, Sun 10 December 2023

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:01, Sunday 7 January 2024

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:31, Sunday 4 February 2024

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:01, Monday 4 March 2024

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:32, Monday 1 April 2024

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:03, Monday 29 April 2024

  • This was reported in September 2023 and as you can see the problem has not been resovled. This is a narrow road and the overgrown vegetation is on a bend making it extremely dangerous for pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles alike.

    Posted anonymously at 09:37, Thursday 2 May 2024

  • 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 09:37, Thursday 2 May 2024

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:35, Monday 27 May 2024

  • Why hasn't the initial enforcement letter been enforced?

    Posted anonymously at 14:37, Monday 27 May 2024

  • The enforcement notice on this matter appears to have beeen totally ignored by the home owner. Their overgrown vegetation is approximately 3 ft in front of the Highway boundary and extends into the highway by 1ft. This hedge is left to grow into the Highway, which seeing as there is no pavement for pedestrians and Highways refuses to introduce traffic calming measures on to the Brackley Rd (a notorious rat run from Brackley to Banbury and vilages along the route) one can only assume WNC considers school children's lives and risk of RTCs of minimal priority, What is the point of FixMyStreet if dangerous refusals to comply are not followed up? There will be a fatality on Brackley Rd one day very soon, and when that happens, i will be happy to provide the investigation with years worth of paperwork proving we have made WNC aware of the problems existing here and they have ignored residents pleas to do even the minimum to mitigate safety for pedestrians on this road.

    Posted anonymously at 11:30, Thursday 30 May 2024

  • Investigation: Ongoing (Reported to a third party) - As this is private vegetation, we have sent a Standard Enforcement Letter to the occupier(s), asking them to cut this back. This could take up to a month to resolve. We will update you further.
    For more information about our services, please visit https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/ parking-roads-and-transport
    You can also keep up to date on highways by following us on Facebook and Twitter @wnhighways
    For more information about our services, please visit https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/ parking-roads-and-transport
    You can also keep up to date on highways by following us on Facebook and Twitter @wnhighways
    For more information about our services, please visit https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/ parking-roads-and-transport
    You can also keep up to date on highways by following us on Facebook and Twitter @wnhighways
    For more information about our services, please visit https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/ parking-roads-and-transport
    You can also keep up to date on highways by following us on Facebook and Twitter @wnhighways

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:43, Thursday 6 June 2024

  • Investigation: Completed (Defect Found), Defect Repair: Not Started - We have now raised a works order to cut back the vegetation within the next 28 days. You will receive updates once completed.
    For more information about our services, please visit https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/ parking-roads-and-transport
    You can also keep up to date on highways by following us on Facebook and Twitter @wnhighways
    For more information about our services, please visit https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/ parking-roads-and-transport
    You can also keep up to date on highways by following us on Facebook and Twitter @wnhighways
    For more information about our services, please visit https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/ parking-roads-and-transport
    You can also keep up to date on highways by following us on Facebook and Twitter @wnhighways
    For more information about our services, please visit https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/ parking-roads-and-transport
    You can also keep up to date on highways by following us on Facebook and Twitter @wnhighways

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:23, Wednesday 12 June 2024

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

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 07:33, Tuesday 25 June 2024

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

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:13, Tuesday 25 June 2024

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

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:27, Tuesday 25 June 2024

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