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Overhanging hedge

Reported via mobile in the Pavement and Cycle path category anonymously at 12:23, Wednesday 20 March 2024

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 404336.

A green hedge on the boundary of a property has overgrown over the pavement by 2-3-feet. It is making it nearly impossible for people to walk down the pavement with a buggy or to walk holding your childs hand to school. The owner of the hedge should be told to cut it back immediatley.

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 12:23, Wednesday 20 March 2024

  • A second letter has now been posted to the resident asking them to trim the hedge back.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 12:46, Thursday 25 April 2024

  • Resident email in regards when will any action be taken please

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 16:30, Thursday 16 May 2024

  • Another customer email regarding this issue- email forwarded to Tree Officers

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 19:08, Thursday 16 May 2024

  • We will be trying to make contact with the resident as soon as possible to request this is cut back. If our requests are not honoured, we will undertake the work ourselves.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 15:51, Wednesday 22 May 2024

  • Another customer called regarding this enquiry. Customer advised that the hedge has not been cut and his children as many others have to walk into the street as there is no space on the footpath due the overgrown hedge. Customer is very worried as the street is very busy and very dangerous for childer to walk onto the street. Email send to Tree Officers.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 10:43, Monday 10 June 2024

  • Another resident called to find out when this job will be completed, is very concered that you have to go into road to get past. Please provide timescale of when this will be cut back.

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 09:22, Tuesday 18 June 2024

  • Thank you for your Highways report.
    An order has now been raised to rectify the identified issue and this will now be added to our programme of works. We are, unfortunately, unable to provide you with a timescale for this work to be completed, however, all repairs are prioritised using an assessment matrix in line with our Network Maintenance Management Plan (NMMP)

    We will continue to monitor all defects to ensure the safety of our residents as part of the NMMP which can be found online - transport/ roads-strategies/ highways-asset-management.aspx

    Many thanks,
    Central Bedfordshire Council Highways

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 12:57, Friday 21 June 2024

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