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Trees pruning request Thorpe Meadows Playing Field

Reported via desktop in the Overgrown trees category anonymously at 14:52, Mon 12 July 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council 1 week, 22 hours, 49 minutes later. Council ref: 2858773.

My garden backs onto the Thorpe Meadows at the point where the West Town School enclosed playing field has recently been built. There is a band of trees directly behind the boundary of my garden, next to the new playing field fence.

I have lived here for 6 years. The trees have recently grown high enough, that when I had my satellite dish replaced, it had to be placed higher to allow clearance for the trees. It can also no longer receive signal at 100% and free view signal is not an option.

The height of the trees also shades the gardens and I am concerned that if one were to fall it could damage fences/ garden outbuildings and possibly the houses. In my time in this property I have never seen any maintenance carried out on the trees.

I appreciate that maintenance on areas like this is infrequent, however I would appreciate if somebody could come and assess the height of the trees and consider if they are suitable for thinning and pruning.

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  • Enquiry received

    Thanks for your enquiry regarding a council-owned tree. This has been sent to Aragon Direct Services for further investigation. We will endeavour to provide a further update within 3 working days

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 13:41, Tue 20 July 2021

  • Thank you for your report, I have re-assigned this to the Aragon Direct Services tree department for their attention

    Category changed from ‘Parks/landscapes’ to ‘Overgrown trees’

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 13:41, Tue 20 July 2021

  • 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 15:06, Tue 20 July 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 visited the site, assessed your request and concluded that there is no need to undertake tree works.

    We don't prune or remove council-owned trees because they are considered too big or too tall unless it is deemed to be dangerous.

    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 12:02, Wed 1 September 2021

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