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Very dangerous footpaths

Reported via iOS in the Footway or Footpath category by Cllr Ian Razzell at 11:07, Sat 20 February 2021

Sent to Rutland County Council less than a minute later

Initially reported well over 12 months ago, these paths are not owned by the County Council but RCC do lease the land that sits either side and they are used regularly by elderly residents and young families accessing the play park. Now ain a very dangerous state, they need urgent attention by either the landlord (owner) or the County Council. Several people have already fallen or twisted ankles/knees and grading and repair of the other is long overdue.

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  • We regularly walk along the foot path which runs towards the pedestrian/pram/ mobility scooter crossing over the railway. The initial part of our route is along Branston Road, the section that joins to West Road. It is becoming increasingly difficult to use the wide pathway that runs past the old gas works. The hedge belonging to the property overhangs the full width of the pathway. It is a conifer hedge which is gradually becoming lower and lower. My husband, who is just under 6' tall will soon have to walk along the road! Perhaps you could ensure the house owner could cut this back so we can use the pathway comfortably

    Posted anonymously at 14:47, Mon 8 March 2021

  • I believe the issue has now been escalated but it would be useful to have a formal update and timeline for repair through either the landowner or RCC

    Posted by Cllr Ian Razzell at 13:03, Sat 20 March 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • 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

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 16:10, Mon 22 March 2021

  • Please can we try and move this forward a little? The paths have reached a very dangerous state and either the landowner or RCC (as the tenant) need to complete restoration of the footpaths as a matter of some urgency.

    Posted by Cllr Ian Razzell at 14:01, Sat 17 April 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:02, Sat 15 May 2021

  • I have reposted about this - the path has deteriorated further and there is now a small sink hole near the play area

    Posted by Cllr Ian Razzell at 20:28, Sat 12 June 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • I would be grateful for an update on RCC conversations with the landowner

    Posted by Cllr Ian Razzell at 20:40, Sat 10 July 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Could I ask Officers to advise me who owns these paths please?

    Many thanks

    Posted by Cllr Ian Razzell at 21:31, Sat 7 August 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Could I request an update from Officers on the ownership of these paths and who to contact to have them repaired please?

    Posted by Cllr Ian Razzell at 23:04, Sat 4 September 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

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