Tree on council ‘footpath’
Reported via desktop in the Overhanging Trees category anonymously at 16:26, Fri 6 August 2021
Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2919268.
The tree at the bottom of our garden is on a council owned area and it has pushed down our fence and we have had to put a short, temporary one up in its place. The tree is leaning into our property and causing mess in our garden. The previous owner reported this tree a few years ago and nothing has been done about it. There is (supposedly) a public footpath running behind our garden, however it is overgrown. The temporary fence we have up is not suitable for our young growing family, but we are unable to put anything else up as the tree is leaning too much.
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 08:42, Mon 9 August 2021
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.
Posted by Peterborough City Council at 15:18, Mon 6 September 2021
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 08:29, Mon 27 September 2021
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