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Overgrown trees on bus lane opposite William Law

Reported via desktop in the Tree blocking TV/Satellite or radio signal category anonymously at 19:24, Mon 20 December 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3191617.

This issue has been reported already and PCC inspection has advised that these trees are on private land. These trees are not on private land but in a tree belt serviced/maintained by Aragon indicating that this is council land. They may well have been planted 20-30 years ago by a private householder but they are certainly planted on PCC land. I have checked with the landlord, who owns the property they are in front of, but as they only purchased the property in recent years they are not responsible for planting the trees. The trees are affecting our aerial signal and I really feel that to try and push the problem onto a private householder is very poor behaviour and a “ cop out”on the part of PCC in order to avoid sorting the problem. It’s blatantly obvious that they are planted on council owned land. Please review your original decision as it appears to be incorrect as all this strip of land is maintained by Aragon along the whole of the bus lane opposite William Law primary school. Thank you.

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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 07:59, Tue 21 December 2021

  • Works recommended

    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 09:43, Thursday 3 February 2022

  • Works approved

    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 11:24, Friday 18 February 2022

  • Works in progress

    The works order has now been issued to the contractor for completion within 30 working days. However due to Covid-19 restrictions and workings this may be extended

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 14:21, Monday 28 February 2022

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