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Trees need shaping as blocking streetlights

Reported via iOS in the Tree obscuring streetlight category anonymously at 23:10, Tue 17 May 2022

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3533024.

I’m hoping you can help with the below though please or point me to a contact number to progress as something not right. To cut a long story short, in Donegal close Pe47th all the vehicles were attempted to be broken into and unfortunately (for me) my vehicle was the only one the robber got into. Police have closed the case as cctv wasn’t useful due to him wearing a baseball cap, hoodie and mask (so can’t do anything about that), but the police said the tree shadows in the area didn’t help and gave the robber cover as street lights can’t penetrate through. So I took the opportunity and registered this on fix my street ( report/ 3491017) for the trees in the area to be pollarded and trimmed up. Council say they allocated to a contractor (assuming Aragon) and would be done within 30 days. Now I’ve received an update on the app saying work has been complete, but nothing has been done? So if they’ve paid Aragon then they’ve just wasted our council tax money! I have cctv and no contractor been round and done anything so I’m hoping you can ask a few questions please and let me know what is going on as the previous entry on FixMyStreet has been closed as “completed” when it hasn’t.

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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 07:41, Wed 18 May 2022

  • 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 14:34, Tue 31 May 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 14:17, Mon 6 June 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 14:07, Thu 9 June 2022

  • Works complete

    Our records confirm that all works are now complete and as such your enquiry is now closed. We trust this answers your enquiry, however, should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Aragon Direct Services.

    Thank you.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 14:14, Tue 28 June 2022

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