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DANGEROUS Overgrown shrubs and trees

Reported in the Public right of way - problem with access or damage category anonymously at 15:37, Tue 12 May 2020

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2113676.

There is a large area of local authority land that lies adjacent to properties in Brookfurlong 72,71,70,69. It runs alongside the main walk/cycle route path that serves city centre to Bretton centre . In the past when old contractors served the area they use to maintain this area , when the new contractor took over they refused , citing that it belonged to the individual home owners . In fact it does not , it is local authority . I have reported this to a number of councillors and I telephoned a complaint. Nobody has ever acted on this. This is now so overgrown it is dangerous . It blocks the light from the street lamp, which is extremely unsafe for people when walking or cycling and actually is frightening to walk this way , with no light. Also it has become so bad , as you can see from the photographs , the growth has extended to half way across the path. The middle of the path has white and red triangles in the middle , as you can see the growth nearly touches the middle of the path . The growth is low level causing a hazard to walkers and cyclists, it’s a very bad accident waiting to happen . Also my fear is that due to the government safety measures in place in respect of covid-19 and social distancing of 2 metres , this is actually impossible to do because on this very busy path there is barely a metre . I would be grateful in view of the amount of verbal complaints I have made , that someone actually acts on this written report as soon as possible . Thank you

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  • Thanks for making your report.

    It will be passed on to the relevant department. We will endeavour to provide you with an update within 10 working days.

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 15:38, Tue 12 May 2020

  • The Peterborough City Council Highways team have assessed this issue as a high priority and aim to repair it within 2 weeks.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 13:23, Wed 13 May 2020

  • The works regarding this report have been completed. Please be aware that this job may be a temporary fix.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 11:07, Thu 18 June 2020

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