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Overgrown trees behind 51 Sunningdale PE2 5UB

Reported via mobile in the Tree debris (droppings, sap or seeds) category anonymously at 12:24, Sat 27 November 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3146634.

Thanks for your reply to the problem reported earlier. You have stated that no action will be taken because the trees don’t pose any danger. I am surprised that the threshold for action is danger rather than discomfort and inconvenience to the residents. As I have already stated, the branches block sunlight which is killing the grass and anything we plant in the garden. The leaves and debris that fall in our garden on daily basis make it necessary for us to employ a workman to clear it. This has now reached to a point where something needs to be done with these trees that have been planted and ignored for a number of years. I would appreciate if you could review this case again for action. I am happy to get the trees pruned at my own cost if the council is agreeable. If the council is not agreeable to any of the above, please let me know how I should take it forward through a formal complaints procedure. Kind Regards Z Syed

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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 08:28, Mon 29 November 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.

    We don't prune or remove a council-owned tree to remove or reduce blossom, tree sap, honeydew or remove fallen leaves and blossom from private land. Tree sap or honeydew are a seasonal problem. When we plant new trees, we try to choose those that are less likely to cause this problem. You can remove tree sap or honeydew from your car using warm soapy water. We regularly sweep leaves and blossom from our parks, roads, and footpaths or cycle paths that run alongside them.

    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 11:30, Mon 20 December 2021

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