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Dangerous Overgrown Trees

Reported via desktop in the Overgrown trees category anonymously at 12:47, Sat 18 December 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3187572.

The trees to the rear of 12-16 Nappier Place (Orton Wistow) are extremely high and a danger to the elderly residents who live in this independent living community. The trees are blocking natural sunlight into the properties and the overhanging branches which also lose cones are a danger in strong winds and as a trip hazard for residents with walking sticks or frames. Residents are needing to keep their lights on during the day to substitute for the lack of natural light entering their properties causing uanessacry expense and a waste of energy. As residents we were previously advised to contact our landlord (Accent Nene Housing) who advised us that these trees are the property and responsibility of the LA. This situation has been an issue for sometime and as residents we are upset and confused as to why this situation is still unsolved. We believe that this issue is a serious Health and Safety accident waiting to happen with regards to the falling debris from them.

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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 07:42, Mon 20 December 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 11:23, Monday 10 January 2022

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