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Overgrown trees, hanging branches

Reported in the Overgrown trees category anonymously at 15:54, Saturday 29 August 2020

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2269695.

There are many overgrown trees that have been left unattended for many years which is now resulting in large branches hanging over into the middle of the road.

There is very little parking on this small road so most cars are unable to park outside their house (no driveways, garages) and are needing to park on the other side of the road (under the trees). As I work evening by the time I get home there is no space to park outside my house and I have to park under the trees as do many others. We are all concerned that due to the bad weather and storms that the branches are eventually going to fall and damage our cars.

This problem has been going on for years but with the storms the smaller branches are falling off and it won’t take much before the larger ones also fall. As you can see from the pictures (that don’t do it justice) the branches are now hanging over into the middle of the road.

Please can someone look into this, I feel because our street is out of the way that it is forgotten about. Some residents on the street are so concerned that instead of parking under the trees they are parking on the newly built houses streets however there is also not much room for others to do this without blocking other residents cars in.

Sophie Johnson 9 Belle Vue Stanground

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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 07:53, Tuesday 1 September 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
    https://drive.google.com/ 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 13:17, Tuesday 1 September 2020

  • Works approved

    The works recommended from the inspection have been approved and we are in the process of issuing a work order to our contractor.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 15:04, Tuesday 1 September 2020

  • Works in progress

    The works order has now been issued to the contractor for completion within 30 days.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 11:35, Friday 18 September 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 further information please read the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028

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

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 13:29, Thursday 22 October 2020

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