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Overgrown hedge, thorns at eye height, difficult to pass, property opposite the green triangle

Reported in the Footway or Footpath category anonymously at 17:17, Friday 3 May 2019

Sent to Rutland County Council 3 minutes later

This property has a massively overgrown hedge, that it making walking past it very difficult. There are thorns at eye height of both adults and children (my daughter almost got scratched on the eye by the thorns) . This is near a narrower bit of the Stapleford road, where cars pass by the triangle. I am unsure of the actual number of the house, due to the overgrown hedge! It's the very first house on Stapleford Road, on the left. This has been getting gradually worse over the past few weeks I'd say.

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  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate this and respond to you within 10 working days. Updates will be posted on IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01572 722577

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 17:19, Friday 3 May 2019

  • We have assessed your report and the repair of this defect has been added to our programme of works for completion within 3 months.¬†IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01572 722577

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 08:09, Monday 13 May 2019

  • I was going to report this problem but I see someone already has. The hedgerow is encroaching out onto the pavement, making it very difficult to pass on my mobility scooter, without going dangerously close to the kerb.

    Posted anonymously at 10:01, Monday 13 May 2019

  • The very first house on Stapleford Road, on the left. This has been gradually getting worse. It is the same every year

    Posted anonymously at 06:36, Tuesday 14 May 2019

  • Thank you for your report. Works to rectify this defect have now been completed.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 14:15, Friday 24 May 2019

  • This problem has NOT been rectified, it is still encroaching on and blocking the passage of mobility scooters and pushchairs. It STILL needs a substantial amount taking off. Under the Equality Act, 2010 local authorities must take positive steps to remove the barriers people face because of their disability, so to ensure they receive the same services as someone who's not disabled.

    Posted anonymously at 07:19, Saturday 25 May 2019

  • First house on the left on Stapleford Road, Whissendine, when entering from the top of Main street.

    Can you please notify the 'owner' of this hedge, and ask them cut it back please!!!!!!

    Posted anonymously at 08:46, Friday 31 May 2019

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