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Overgrown tree

Reported via desktop in the Trees category anonymously at 15:08, Wednesday 16 June 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 357740.

Tree outside number 2 Hitchin Road has become very overgrown and it is blocking access and visibility getting to and from the driveways. Its is effecting both properties

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 15:08, Wednesday 16 June 2021

  • As you can see, these poor trees are terribly overgrown. They probably need cutting down a bit as well, but our main concern is really the fact that a) it had become difficult to use the pavement (especially people with prams) and b) my husband and I cannot see the road when leaving our drive not can o other cars on the road see us coming out.

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    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 16:34, Wednesday 16 June 2021

  • As you can see, these poor trees are terribly overgrown. They probably need cutting down a bit as well, but our main concern is really the fact that a) it had become difficult to use the pavement (especially people with prams) and b) my husband and I cannot see the road when leaving our drive not can o other cars on the road see us coming out.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 16:34, Wednesday 16 June 2021

  • Email from resident;

    Good morning Rebecca,

    further to your email from 1.7.2021, we could not wait for any person to come and assess the tree in question. Our son has now almost been hit by a passing car on two occasions as he was trying to get out of our drive.
    The problem is not the whole tree (referring to the nesting season here) but the overgrowing branches and leaves at the bottom of it. They make walking past the tree along the pavement awkward, especially for people with prams and buggies, and highly dangerous for cars traveling along the road at that spot.

    I took matters into my own hand yesterday after an elderly gentleman found it impossible to get past all the bottom branches on his mobility scooter.

    I took photos of my work so you can see that there still needs professional work to be done to that poor tree. I used my old pair of secateurs. It does not look pretty but the main job is done now.

    If your people could please come (27th July by the latest, as you suggested in your email to me) and assess what needs to be done to finish this neatly, that would be grand.

    Photos to follow shortly.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 12:48, Thursday 22 July 2021

  • We do still have an order raised for this work to be finished, which is due imminently if it has not been completed already.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 11:10, Thursday 5 August 2021

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