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This tree is highways responsibility

Reported via desktop in the Restricted Visibility / Overgrown / Overhanging category anonymously at 19:21, Sunday 7 August 2022

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 3736941.

Further to your report on problem ref 3638028, I would like to make the following comments and ask for action to be taken. This tree lies outside of the boundary wall of the property, Stonehaven. The house was built in the late 1990s in the farmyard of Grange farm and the boundary wall is the original farmyard wall. As a Thorpe Mandeville resident of over 45 years I strongly dispute your assessment of the site. There was never a hedge there and anyway Horse Chestnuts are not planted as hedgerow trees. The likelihood is that this is a self set tree resulting from a squirrel burying a conker in the verge. Therefore I am asking that the tree is pruned for the benefit of the resident, an elderly widow. It is time WNC stopped trying to avoid it's responsibilities towards council tax payers.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. Officers will now investigate the concerns and this may take up to 5 working days. If you believe that your concerns are urgent then please phone us.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 19:22, Sunday 7 August 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, we are currently experiencing high volumes of enquiries and will endeavour to respond within five working days. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:27, Friday 12 August 2022

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:50, Sunday 4 September 2022

  • Five working days from 12th August have long passed, and 9 more besides. When am I going to receive a response and when will the council deal with this problem which is their responsibility

    Posted anonymously at 20:56, Sunday 4 September 2022

  • Thank you for your enquiry and for bringing this matter to our attention. We understand that you have concerns about the condition of the tree in this location. We are pleased to advise that a tree report will be carried out by our specialist arboriculturist contractor. Any recommended tree works identified in the report will be programmed to be carried out; this should be concluded within six months’ time. Please be assured that you will receive an update once repairs are concluded.

    State changed to: Under investigation - Highways Act

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:17, Monday 5 September 2022

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