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Foot path rear of Bradshaws close, Osbourne Road

Reported via desktop in the Trees category anonymously at 20:20, Monday 24 May 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 356645.

Multiple trees are overhanging my property, causing the following problems:

Squirrel problems. We have had squirrels getting into our loft before. They have caused damage to electrical cables and other damage within the loft. We have had to replace soffits and fascias, at major expense, to ensure that no small gaps were left for them to gain further entry. Now we can hear them jumping onto our roof. Method is via trees in the footpath that overhang my property. These trees, plus several others we would like pruned back to at least our boundary.

Constant deluge of leaves, causing us relentless garden maintenance work.

In the past you have maintained your footpaths pruning trees on your side of the boundary regularly. For some reason this has stopped. These trees are now causing a nuisance and we are concerned we could have more damaged caused by squirrels.

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 20:20, Monday 24 May 2021

  • Thank you for submitting your Highways report.
    Our engineers have inspected the area and are satisfied that no further action is required at this time.

    Many thanks,
    Central Bedfordshire Council Highways

    Please refer to tree policy regarding overhanging vegetation

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 08:55, Thursday 27 May 2021

  • Customer called as not happy with the answer from our team. If is the case that no action will be taken due to nesting season can understand that but will like to know if once the nesting season will end this issue will be sort it. Customer adviced that due to way overgrown trees they have problems with squirrels and the stage of their garden is bad. Customer is happy to be contacted if a better explanation is needed for a better understanding of the situation.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 15:08, Thursday 27 May 2021

  • Thank you for contacting us with information relating to a Highways issue. Your report has been passed to our Tree Officer to inspect. Your report will be updated with the result of the inspection. Please contact us 0300 300 8049 if you would like more information on the progress of this report.

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 08:51, Tuesday 8 June 2021

  • Thank you for your Highways report.
    We have already been made aware of this issue from a separate report and any action or updates will be undertaken on that reference number. Please be aware that there will be no further updates on this report.

    Many thanks,
    Central Bedfordshire Council Highways

    State changed to: Duplicate

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 13:44, Monday 12 July 2021

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