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Overgrown hedge on blind corner

Reported via desktop in the Overgrown tree/hedges category anonymously at 20:34, Mon 23 August 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 403697.

There are 2 problems; firstly the hedge on the corner of Newark Road and Thorpe Lane is overgrown and obstructing the footpath and exacerbating the 2nd problem which is that cyclists using this pavement come round the blind corner at speed with no consideration at all for pedestrians who are potentially coming along Thorpe Lane, on 3 occasions over the last 4 months both my wife and I have been involved in collisions with cyclists on this corner. So far no one has been hurt but on 1 of the occasions in which I was involved the cyclist was moving so fast that I had to push his handlebars to avoid injury, this forced him into Newark Road where he only just avoided a passing lorry. Should this happen to a mother and toddler or someone not so strong on their feet there is going to be a serious accident either to a pedestrian hit by a cyclist or by a cyclist going under a vehicle on Newark Road, The hedge needs cutting back and there needs to be some method of slowing down or preventing cyclists from tearing round this corner. The angle of the corner is less than 90 degrees so it really is completely blind.

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  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate and make an update to this report within 14 days.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 20:34, Mon 23 August 2021

  • We are taking appropriate enforcement action. The enforcement process can sometimes take a long time to complete. Although you may not see any site changes quickly work will still be taking place behind the scenes. Thank you for your patience while this work takes place.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 15:59, Tue 31 August 2021

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