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Lime trees overgrown

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 12:21, Thursday 22 August 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 4 minutes later. ref: 1740976.

Lime trees in queen eleanor road were trimmed earlier in year,but some were left due to bird nests at the time, but seem to have been forgotten about. There is at least 4 or possibly more street lights that the sensors are high in the branches and leaves,therefore the lights are not going off when they should be because the sensors are obscurred by the leaves,wasting tax payers money with electric bills. The bottom of the trunks are overgrown causing damage to vehicles that are parked and cyclists having to go further in the road to avoid this over growth.Many of these lime trees have dead branches high up but were not dealt with when the contractors trimmed earlier in the year,just did the basics ie; cut any branches that were low and trimmed the growth from the base of the tree,many of these lime trees are encroaching near to properties which some are still owned by NBC.I have lived here for over 30 years and have seen these huge trees,that are twice the height of the houses,cause problems with paths and my neighbours house with subsidence,resulting in NBC underpinning it a few years ago but still caused problems so with the help of a local councillor,we did manage to have that one cut down. We also have cherry trees which have never been trimmed therefore also starting to become a problem with them as high as the houses and growing wide over peoples gardens.

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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 12:25, Thursday 22 August 2019

  • Thank you for your enquiry. This is the responsibility of Northampton Borough Council. Please contact streetcare@northampton.gov.uk

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:50, Tuesday 27 August 2019

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