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Obstructed pathway

Reported via mobile in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 08:59, Tuesday 23 January 2024

Sent to Northumberland County Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5478934.

The footpath outside no 23 De Mowbray Way is obstructed by a large overgrown hedge on the perimeter of the property. The footpath has been narrowed to the extent that it is difficult to walk even in single file and when walking and supporting elderly or young people you must walk on the road.

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  • Thank You for your report. We will review this report at our earliest opportunity.

    Posted by Northumberland County Council at 08:59, Tuesday 23 January 2024

  • Photo of obstructed footpath

    Posted anonymously at 09:32, Monday 29 January 2024

  • Northumberland County Council Update-
    We have investigated the issue reported and found that it is on private land. However,
    we do have powers under Section 154 (1) of the Highways Act 1980, to advise the
    owner/occupier of adjoining land they are required to cut back vegetation so as to
    remove the cause or likelihood of danger, obstruction or interference to the users of the
    Highway (footpath). In most cases the vegetation is cut back very quickly by the owner/
    occupier, but in some instances this can be a lengthier process but be assured we will
    follow due process to ensure the work is carried out.
    Thank you for bringing this to our attention

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northumberland County Council at 13:30, Tuesday 13 February 2024

  • This problem still has not been fixed and now with the new growth on the hedge the footpath is now full obstructed and cannot be used. This will only get worse with the new growing season. 19/4/24

    Posted anonymously at 18:19, Friday 19 April 2024

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