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Overgrown path

Reported via desktop in the Other (non-highways) category anonymously at 10:21, Mon 28 August 2023

Sent to Hart District Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4933085.

Looks like our street and park maintenance people started to finally clear the years and years of pathway growth clearing but stopped for some reason. The path between Quince Tree and the park (Bell Meadow) has been slowing getting smaller and is long due some clearance. Perhaps the maintenance crew could complete the work.

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  • Thank you for bringing this up but we cleared this part of the path free of charge while we where cutting the hedge and verge as one of the team was finished his part of the job and thought he would clean the entrance up

    Posted by Simon gosling at 20:48, Tue 29 August 2023

  • Thank you for getting back on this but i have to say the answer is a bit of an excuse and quite lame. These jobs should be performed on a regular basis as a matter of cause not just because one of your chap had some spare time to use up some hours. One would think that these jobs should be on a schedule.

    Just about every path you walk down in Hook is overgrown above and below and i understood that this was the purview of Goslings maintenance?

    Posted anonymously at 16:25, Mon 11 September 2023

  • Not fixed but had some lame excuse from Goslings that one of the workers was bored so started to clear the path. This now begs many questions but should be put on the maintenance schedule to clear all the paths in Hook.

    Posted anonymously at 12:14, Mon 25 September 2023
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Please don’t slate my company if you haven’t got the decency to provide your name to the issue

    As I said last time we cleared the entrance free of charge this is not part of our maintenance schedule….. if you would like to bring this to the parish councils agenda and get it added to our schedule then we would be more than happy to carry out the extra work required … I have never said the problem is fixed and sorry you have a problem with my company but if you want to be anonymous then I can’t help you out

    Posted anonymously at 13:15, Mon 25 September 2023

  • No one is slating anyone off.

    If i report something on this website i would expect it to go to the appropriate authority not to have to deal directly with the contractor.

    I would expect the parish council deals with the contractor, surely that is the Raison d'être of this website.

    I will continue to report issues via this website until at such time they are fixed.

    Thank you for your attention on this matter.

    Posted anonymously at 14:44, Mon 25 September 2023

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:41, Mon 23 October 2023

  • No action has been taken.

    Posted anonymously at 13:04, Mon 20 November 2023
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • The maintenance of the sidings of this footpath is the responsibility of Hart District Council as per the attached picture taken from HDC's interactive mapping system. Please direct issues about overgrown sidings to HDC ground maintenance team. https://www.hart.gov.uk/ countryside-and-leisure/ street-cleaning-and-grounds-maintenance/ grounds-maintenance

    Posted anonymously at 10:15, Wed 29 November 2023

  • Same with most pathways in Hook being overgrown.

    Posted anonymously at 18:41, Mon 18 December 2023

  • Same with most pathways in Hook being overgrown.

    Posted anonymously at 21:07, Mon 18 December 2023

  • Same with most pathways in Hook being overgrown.

    Posted anonymously at 11:18, Tue 19 December 2023
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Since reporting this issue the path between Quince Tree Way has not improved but deteriorated. As you can see from recent photos there is a lack of maintenance, which seems to be endemic across most pathways and parks in Hook. The pathway in the recent photo should be approximately 2 meters wide and is down to less than 1 meter in parts.

    Why aren't the parks and pathways being maintained? Only Harletts Park is getting a regular mow and even there there are areas that are being left and overgrown. Mitchells Field and Wellworth are overgrown to name a few and even when it does get the occasional cut the grass isn't picked up but left to die which kills the grass underneath.

    Posted anonymously at 08:56, Monday 24 June 2024

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