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Overgrown Cherry Tree

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 12:25, Fri 24 September 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3022542.

We reported this mid 2020 and 27th Feb 2021 but it seems to have fallen off your list again after you said it would be done within 6 months. Cherry tree outside of our garden wall and next to Baker Street has grown very tall and now needs declaring on our property insurance do to its proximity to our house. We don't want the tree removing just reducing in height. Should we take ownership of this tree and do it at our expense?

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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 12:26, Fri 24 September 2021

  • Please accept our sincerest apologies with the progress of this matter. We are pleased to report that we are sending a qualified arboriculturalist assess the tree within the next 28 days and we will then subsequently programme a works order for any recommnedations that he makes. We will endeavour to update you as soon as we have this information. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    State changed to: Under investigation - Highways Act

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 14:04, Fri 1 October 2021

  • Your 28 days have passed and I've not had any update. Getting beyond a joke now.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 09:13, Sun 7 November 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:14, Sun 7 November 2021

  • We apologise once again for the delay. We are still waiting on the report of this tree. Unfortunately, recent adverse weather disrupted this service. Please be advised that we will update you as soon as we have this information.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 08:50, Wed 10 November 2021

  • Another apology isn't really good enough. We first reported this 18 months ago. Should we pay someone to do this ourselves to actually get the job done?

    Posted anonymously at 15:26, Tue 30 November 2021

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:27, Tue 30 November 2021

  • We can now confirm that following the tree report, the tree has not been identified as being unsafe, or posing any risk to the highway user. We therefore will not be undertaking any work on the vegetation at this time.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:25, Thu 9 December 2021

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