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Overhanging tree

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 10:35, Wednesday 14 April 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2670726.

There is a tree overhanging our property. ( number 31) from behind near the bridle path. We have cut this back as far as we can but this has not solved our problem. There are squirrels using this tree to jump onto our property and they are constantly nesting in our roof and we have to keep calling out builders and pest control. Is it possible for this tree to be removed or cut down to a lower level?

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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 10:36, Wednesday 14 April 2021

  • Update: Squirrels are using the tree branches to gain access to our loft area and have started chewing through some wires!

    Photo added - we are the house on the left.

    We’ve now had pest control out today (The Wasp man) to investigate the impact of the squirrels in our roof. He has confirmed that we have a large nest inside our loft area. The biggest concern is that he can see several wires have been chewed on and can cause a house fire!

    We urgently need these trees and overarching branches to be cut down before further damage is caused to the house.

    Posted anonymously at 13:40, Friday 16 April 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry, this has been reported to West Northamptonshire Council. We will update once a reference has been received

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:31, Monday 19 April 2021

  • Is there any update on this? This situation is getting out of control! There is a risk of a house fire from the damaged / eaten wires. Please can I have an update?

    Posted anonymously at 18:43, Saturday 24 April 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 18:44, Saturday 24 April 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry, this has been reported to West Northamptonshire Council requesting for an update. We will update once a ref

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:10, Monday 26 April 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry, this has been reported to West Northamptonshire Council requesting for an update. We will update once a ref has been received

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:10, Monday 26 April 2021

  • Thank you for your enquiry, this has been reported to West Northamptonshire Council requesting for an update. We will update once a ref has been received. Reference TRE003028. For any further queries please contact them direct 0300 126 7000

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 13:57, Friday 30 April 2021

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