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Overgrown hedges dangerously narrows foot/cycle path.

Reported in the Trees or Vegetation category anonymously at 22:11, Wed 21 November 2018

Sent to Rutland County Council 3 minutes later

There is a point on the corner with 2 lamp posts where the hedges overgrow the footpath to such an extent that if a pedestrian and a cyclist meet on the path the cyclist has to divert on to the narrow verge, on the other side of a lamp post, to avoid an accident. This spot is going to be lethal when the verge is wet and we start having frosts as a cyclist or pedestrian could easily slip and end up under the wheels of a vehicle going around the roundabout. There are also long dangling branches of spikey bramble like foliage, which could catch someone of average height in the face as they walk by. The whole corner needs a thoroughly good cut back to make it safe for everyone using the footpath for which it was designed. Motorists’ too have their views restricted here, so any pedestrian or cyclist would not be seen early enough to avoid them if they did slip into the road. This is a busy area in constant use with pedestrians, cyclists, dog walkers and pushchairs. It wouldn’t take a lot to make this difficult corner safe, please do it soon to prevent a nasty accident from happening. Thank you.

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  • Thank you for your report which is currently under review. We will investigate this and respond to you within 10 working days. Updates will be posted on FixMyStreet. IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01572 722577. Regards Rutland Highways

    Posted by Highways Rutland at 12:50, Thu 22 November 2018

  • We have completed our inspection of the defect, which will now be repaired within seven days. IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01572 722577. Regards Rutland Highways

    Posted by RCC at 09:10, Wednesday 20 March 2019

  • State changed to: Closed

    Updated by Rutland County Council at 10:46, Tuesday 13 August 2019

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