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Blossom trees still overgrown

Reported via desktop in the Overgrown trees category anonymously at 10:20, Fri 28 October 2022

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3920571.

On Monday 25 July 2022 I reported the following:

"The two blossom trees on Granville Street close to junction with Broadway have not been pruned back for a number years. The branches obstruct the path and are overhanging the property of 116 Broadway"

On Wednesday 27 July 2022 I received this response:

"Thank you for your enquiry, Central Ward is currently undergoing it’s 3 yearly tree survey where our operatives are carrying out a variety of minor tree works. These works where necessary will include :

- Crown lifting of low branches affecting footways, highways and street lights and signs - Basal epicormic and ivy removal - Removal of deadwood - Young Tree Maintenance

Following these works the trees will be inspected by a qualified tree surveyor, and all other required health and safety works will be collated and issued over the coming weeks for completion.

It is highly probable that once these works have been completed your issue will be resolved. However if you find that by the end of the summer period that the issue is still present then please feel free to contact us again."

It is now October and in the meantime there does not appear to have been any further action with the regards to the trees and the trees are still obstructing the pathway.

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Updates

  • Enquiry received

    Thanks for your enquiry regarding a council-owned tree. This has been sent to Aragon Direct Services for further investigation. We will endeavour to provide a further update within 3 working days

    Posted by Peterborough City Council at 10:20, Fri 28 October 2022

  • 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 11:59, Fri 28 October 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 14:09, Mon 31 October 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 14:37, Tue 1 November 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 14:52, Wed 2 November 2022

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