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Dangerous tree hole

Reported via desktop in the Problem with tree roots category anonymously at 10:12, Thu 2 June 2022

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3568017.

There is a large hole, approximately 18 inches deep and 18 inches wide, on the large green immediately behind 25 Howland, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough. Whilst my wife was walking our 14 year old collie dog (on a lease) the rear end of the dog fell into the hole and was unable to get out even though it's front paws were resting on the ground (the dog has arthritis in it's rear legs). My wife was unable to pull the dog out and I had to go out and pull it out by it's collar.

If someone had been riding a bike across the green and the front wheels had gone in they could have done themselves a serious injury. Likewise if an older person had been walking across there and not seen it (maybe at night) they could have also been seriously injured. As it was the dog ripped it's front claw trying to get out. The bleeding was only minor.

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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 09:09, Mon 6 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 08:05, Fri 17 June 2022

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