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300m length of footway near Swaythling Close,Swanholme Close and Railway Crossing

Reported via desktop in the Tree/hedge restricting available highway category anonymously at 09:08, Sat 3 June 2023

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 461040.

The Northside Footway is overgrown with Trees branches, nettles and shrubs , that it is not wide enough for a person to walk safely . The whole length need cutting back and sweeping to expose the full width of the path again , so pedestrians do not have to walk on the cycleway

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  • Thanks for letting us know about your issue with a tree/hedge on the highway. We will look into this and let you know what we find within the next 14 days. You can find out more about trees and hedges on our website

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:08, Sat 3 June 2023

  • Great news, we’ve had a look at the issue and we have now passed to our Highways Officers for the team to assess what can be done to resolve the matter. We’ll let you know when the assessment has taken place.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 08:21, Mon 5 June 2023

  • In this instance we don’t intend on taking immediate action. Because our current resources are extremely limited we have to focus our enforcement on matters of a significant danger or nuisance to road users. We can, however, continue to monitor the site during our routine inspections and will review the situation. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:12, Tue 20 June 2023

  • Please do something about this issue. Your answer to this problem is totally unacceptable, as is your inconsistency of policy for this type of highway maintenance . You only need to look at the higher standards applied on Tritton Road to see the difference . On Doddington road people have to walk on the Cycleway as the footway is overgrown . The Cyclists move at high speed and often give abuse to pedestrian that are walking on the cycleway. This footway is used by elderly people, families with pushchairs , wheelchair users. Please review urgently before someone gets hurt.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 11:32, Tue 20 June 2023

  • From Graham Dixon

    Posted anonymously at 11:34, Tue 20 June 2023

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