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Overgrown tree

Reported via mobile in the Trees category anonymously at 20:12, Tuesday 1 June 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 356963.

Apparently you wrote to the householder at 29 Half Moon Lane asking them to cut back their tree but they have done nothing about it. You also said that it’s not the council's problem, when did the law change? My understanding is that any hedge, tree or anything that overhangs a property boundary then that is, by law, the council’s responsibility to fix the problem. Highways Act 1980 s154

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 20:12, Tuesday 1 June 2021

  • Thank you for your Highways report.
    We are currently assessing the report. If anything further is required, one of our engineers will contact you using the contact details provided.

    Many thanks,
    Central Bedfordshire Council Highways

    Our responses are templates, in this instance vegetation is not ours to maintain, the land owner is responsible for thier own vegetation not encroaching on to the public highway. As such it is not out responsibility to cut the vegetation back. We wrote to the resident who called and informed us work would be undertaken to clear the obstruction.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 09:18, Wednesday 2 June 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:55, Wednesday 30 June 2021

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