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Low hanging branches over public footpath

Reported in the Low branches category anonymously at 18:16, Wed 24 June 2020

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2171253.

We live at 50 Rosyth Ave and the footpath that runs in front of our house has become a little over grown.It is becoming increasing difficult to walk without getting a face full of leaves and even more tricky to cycle along whilst ducking under the branches, especially with a toddler in the bike seat!. I understand that this land is owned by Persimmon but I wondered if something could be done about this issue. The lovely chap who comes and tidies the play area has pulled a few down but long term they could do with a proper trim as they loose so many small branches any time its windy..

If not, am I allowed to go out with a saw and remove a few??

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  • Inspection Arranged

    Thanks for your enquiry regarding a council-owned tree.

    Your enquiry has been allocated to one of our qualified tree surveyors who will carry out an inspection and provide an update within 20 working days.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 08:26, Thu 25 June 2020

  • Works recommended

    Thanks for your enquiry regarding a Council owned tree.

    A qualified tree surveyor has assessed your request and following a site visit has recommended works. On completion of the works you may feel the task undertaken may not fully address the issue raised. Aragon Direct Services employ qualified tree surveyors to undertake the inspections and all works recommended are in accordance within the guidance contained within the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028.

    Continued management of all our trees forms an integral part of this strategy. All Council owned trees are surveyed by a qualified surveyor for safety every one-to-five years, depending on how much the area surrounding them is used. Where inspection identifies maintenance work it is scheduled in accordingly with safety issues forming the highest priority.

    For more information please read the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028 file/ d/ 1ZBu7zy_jIYlXsKRoUkZFZ8xvpdBK1uhH/ view

    Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Aragon Direct Services.

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 10:02, Wed 22 July 2020

  • These trees are not on Peterborough City Council land, they are possibly still with the Developer. We have passed this enquiry to the relevant department for enforcement

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 12:22, Mon 27 July 2020

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