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Footpath unuseable

Reported via desktop in the Pavement/footpath issue category anonymously at 15:01, Wednesday 22 September 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

The footpath between Water Newton and Stibbington alongside the A1 is so overgrown it is unuseable. We have reported this many times. Please see email sent to our Parish Meeting From: alanenness347 Sent: 21 September 2021 17:50 To: Waternewtonparishcouncil@gmail.com Subject: The footpath from The Old North Road to Wansford Station

For the Attention of The Clerk Waternewton parish council. Dear Sir / Madam, This morning my partner & I decided to hire bikes from Rutland Hire Centre in Ferry Meadows and bike through to Castor, down to Castor backwaters and over to Waternewton, and as we thought was a public footpath to wansford station and on to Wansford for lunch. But to our amazement the public footpath was simple over grown, so our journey was on the side of the A1, not ideal. My question to the parish council, who is responsible for maintaining this footpath. Thanking you in anticipation of your help in addressing the above problem. Mr A Enness Could we please have something done so the pathway can be used for what it was intended for

Regards David Robinson Water Newton Parish Meeting

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  • Thank for contacting National Highways.

    We carry out regular inspections of our roads and cut back trees and vegetation where we find that it’s limiting visibility of road signs, traffic signals, at junctions or the view ahead. I’ve passed your observations to our maintenance team. They advise me that this location has not had its second cyclical cut yet. So they have asked the supervisor to ensure it is included in the second cyclical cut. They have given me a start date of October.

    Thank you for contacting us

    Kind regards National Highways

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    Posted anonymously at 13:37, Thursday 23 September 2021

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