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2.6m x 15cm dia branch fallen onto verge

Reported in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 20:55, Thu 21 May 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2124531.

This tree has needed attention for some years. Last contacted street doctor 2 years ago but no action was taken . The branch that fell is big enough to kill . Dog walkers regularly walk along this verge . Please carry out work asap to keep the public safe. Tree hangs out over the centre line of the busy road which is on a bus route.

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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 Highways at 10:43, Fri 22 May 2020

  • I have added this photo because it shows the typical amount of deadwood that falls on a windy day . It is a considerable hazard to pedestrians and road users.

    Posted anonymously at 11:28, Fri 22 May 2020

  • An inspection of the higher branches/boughs should be carried out before it happens again and this time someone gets seriously injured. Removing the branch isn’t dealing with the cause of the problem. The public need to be made aware of the risk of walking by the tree. If this was the country park it would be taped off and the park closed in strong winds! There was no wind or warning when this bough fell 25 feet.

    Posted anonymously at 10:46, Wed 27 May 2020

  • Please can we have an update on what is happening about this dangerous tree . Has an inspection been done yet?

    Posted by Steve Turner at 14:23, Fri 29 May 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry works have been instructed to carry out a tree inspection within 7 days

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:16, Mon 1 June 2020

  • Your last posting committed to inspecting tree within 7 days (from 1st June) What is the plan? Please don't delay until someone is injured or worse by this dangerous tree . Update please .

    Posted by Steve Turner at 16:07, Wed 17 June 2020

  • It is now a month since the date that you committed to inspecting this tree by . Please notify me of the outcome of this inspection and what plans are in place to make this tree safe for road users and pedestrians .

    Posted by Steve Turner at 15:26, Mon 6 July 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:26, Mon 6 July 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry an inspection was undertaken and an order raised to carry out the required maintenance worksan inspection was undertaken

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:28, Tue 7 July 2020

  • Action scheduled on July 7 but nothing has happened(20Oct.) Tree still shedding large amounts of deadwood . When is work going to be carried out ?

    Posted by Steve Turner at 19:48, Tue 20 October 2020

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 19:49, Tue 20 October 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry an inspection was undertaken and an order raised to carry out the required maintenance works. The Contractors have been contacted and requested to carry out these works as soon as possible

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:55, Wed 21 October 2020

  • It is now 4 months since 'contractors contacted and requested to carry out works' and nothing has happened . Tree surgeons are working normally so why no action? Can we have a date for this urgent work to be carried out please.

    Posted by Steve Turner at 16:47, Monday 22 February 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 16:48, Monday 22 February 2021

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:33, Monday 22 March 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry an inspection was undertaken and an order raised to carry out the required maintenance works. The Contractors have been contacted and requested to carry out these works as soon as possible. The contractors are waiting for Western Power to give a date to shroud the electric cables so that the works can be completed, this should be within 1 month

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:12, Wednesday 24 March 2021

  • This report has been assessed and a job for repair has been raised.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:44, Wednesday 31 March 2021

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