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Over grown trees which is hanging over my garden

Reported via mobile in the Tree blocking TV/Satellite or radio signal category anonymously at 13:35, Saturday 12 June 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2787091.

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It's been a nuisance for some time now good few years the council just seems to let the area get over grown with trees and the grass and hedge all the dead branches land into my garden and has been a nuisance for my satellite and internet also I have had enough now the city council need to take more proud of the area we live in especially when I pay my council tax and so do plenty other people. Bretton has just seem to have been let go with the care and maintenance of the area. At the back of my house in Watergall it's awful everything is just been left to over grow this issue seriously needs to change. Bretton used to be a clean and tidy area now it's like a jungle. Area is 89 Watergall bretton

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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 40 working days.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 07:42, Monday 14 June 2021

  • Thanks for your enquiry regarding a council-owned tree.

    In accordance with the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028, a qualified tree surveyor has assessed your request and concluded that there is no need to undertake tree works.

    If you suspect trees are interfering with signal reception, you may contact an approved installer to check your connections, placement of aerial or dish and other things that may affect the quality of TV reception.

    There is no legal requirement to rectify a loss of television, satellite or radio signal/service in respect of trees as an interference, as it is not at present a legal nuisance as defined by UK law. The TV licence is a permit to operate a TV receiver, it does not guarantee any reception and therefore no legal right to reception. There are no court precedents in respect of trees interfering with TV reception.

    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. We also carry out maintenance work if it's needed.

    For further information please read the Peterborough Tree & Woodland Strategy 2018-2028

    I trust this answers your enquiry, however, should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Aragon Direct Services.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 14:18, Tuesday 3 August 2021

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