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Church road, opposite school large branch broken off.

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 10:01, Wednesday 14 August 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 4 minutes later. ref: 1731577.

Church Road, Upper Boddington NN11 6DL, There are 2 trees that are very over grown between the bench and the footpath near number 17. Both trees are over grown and one has got a large branch down. It is on the verge but was on the carriageway. There is risk of further branches coming down. Both trees are in needs of cutting back and are interfering with power lines. Has been reported to electricity board

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:05, Wednesday 14 August 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A tree inspection will be carried out and any recommended tree works will be programmed to be undertaken.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 15:46, Tuesday 20 August 2019

  • As a resident, I would just like to provide some reasons why I believe these two large trees should be removed altogether: -

    1. The area has become very dark due to the size of the trees. They block out light for local residents, pedestrians, road users, and anything growing underneath.

    2. The trees are inconvenient to road-users, both to high vehicles passing by (which cannot avoid hitting the branches), and to those that park underneath (whose cars are affected by the debris that falls down).

    3. The trees are affecting the wires that are carried by the telegraph poles. I imagine they were never intended to be allowed to grow so high, but the wires that thread through them, and the telephone/internet service that they provide, are often negatively affected.

    4. Finally, and most importantly, the trees are dangerous. Fortunately the recent branch that has fallen into the road did not cause any damage either to a vehicle or to a person, but it clearly could have done, and it is not the first time a branch from one of these trees has fallen into the road. Whilst Church Road could not be described as busy, either for cars or pedestrians, the specific vicinity is considerably populated in the mornings and afternoons when parents of the primary school are delivered and collected from school.

    Posted by Richard Lee at 12:05, Wednesday 21 August 2019

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