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Over grown trees

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 15:28, Thursday 15 October 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2342551.

The trees along Washington Court have been there for over 40 years they have never been cut back / lopped or even trimmed back now they are higher than the bungalows. Which makes me wonder how insurance companies would pay out if ever a tree came down onto a bungalow in a heavy storm. The roots are causing the the tarmac to lift and crack causing the pathways to become uneven for pedestrians and elderly on motor scooters to access as well as possibly doing damage to the footings to some of the properties. The tree in front of No 13 has many low shoots and branches that need cutting back before someone is injured. As well as the trees being extremely tall the issue of the leaves that are dropping it is very dangerous for the elderly to leave their front doors to get into a vehicle as you never seen the road sweeper clearing them away Is it possible for the trees to be cut back to elevate most of these problems these issues have been going on years without anything being done.

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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 15:29, Thursday 15 October 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry an inspection will be undertaken in the next 2 weeks

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 08:53, Friday 16 October 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry an inspection will be undertaken in the next 2 weeks. An inspection has been completed and the trees are not affecting the public highway

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 12:45, Thursday 22 October 2020

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