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Dead elms on both sides of the road

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 17:57, Friday 13 March 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 3 minutes later. ref: 2060322.

The dead elms on both sides of the road have in some cases now started falling down due to recent strong winds. Branches of fallen trees are overhanging the edge of the carriageway

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. 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 18:00, Friday 13 March 2020

  • Although the report highlights fallen trees are overhanging the highway, a number have fallen over the RAF Wittering security fence. It is requested the fallen trees be removed from the fence line allowing any remedial repairs to be undertaken maintaining a secure establishment

    Posted anonymously at 13:48, Thursday 2 April 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry an inspection will be undertaken

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 12:57, Monday 20 April 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 07:47, Saturday 9 May 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry the trees have been inspected and a broken branch removed no further works required at present

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 14:43, Tuesday 2 June 2020

  • The fact that some of these dead elms have fallen over indicates how precarious they are. It was only by luck that the wind that blew these over was from the opposite direction which would have left the trees over the A47. There are dead elms on both verges of the A47 along this stretch. They will over the years only become more unstable and could cause an accident at anytime. They should be removed before this happens. Why wait for the inevitable to happen with the possibility of an accident. If you intend doing nothing please supply me with your risk assessment and justification.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 19:31, Thursday 4 June 2020

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