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Hedge obstructing Newmarket pavement

Reported in the Obstruction on pavement/verge category anonymously at 12:37, Sunday 24 May 2020

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 371629.

A hedge is obstructing the pavement on Newmarket near to the Seymour Avenue junction. The hedge covers more than half of the pavement's original width and means pedestrians have to walk in the road to avoid each other. This is dangerous. If the hedge was cut back to the property boundary and maintained the full width of the pavement could be used, which would improve pedestrian safety. This hedge is outside properties 124 / 130 on Newmarket.

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  • Thank you for reporting this issue. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we may not be able to meet our usual response times. We are doing everything we can to maintain resource levels to provide your highways service. Thank you for your patience.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 12:37, Sunday 24 May 2020

  • Thank you for reporting this issue. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we may not be able to meet our usual response times. We are doing everything we can to maintain resource levels to provide your highways service. Thank you for your patience.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 08:34, Tuesday 26 May 2020

  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:51, Tuesday 26 May 2020

  • We are sorry but we are not taking immediate action with this report because under the guidelines of Natural England we are unable to cut back hedges during the bird nesting season. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 11:32, Thursday 28 May 2020

  • Can you confirm the hedge will be cut back after the bird nesting season ends in August, or soon after? I'm sure it would comfort people who walk this footpath to know the work is being scheduled by LCC for a later date this year. Thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 10:14, Friday 29 May 2020

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