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Trees still overhanging along Firgrove Lane and up church road. The owner started to get it cleared by someone in the evening. However this has now stopped.

Reported via desktop in the Vegetation overhanging a road or pavement from private land or property category anonymously at 11:28, Thursday 29 October 2020

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2362235.

For the last eight years that we have lived here the trees on the left of the road along Firgrove Lane and up Church Road have been left to grow. They overhang the road and branches are constantly being knocked down by recycling lorries and vans etc. This is becoming dangerous for cars, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. I recently narrowly avoided an overhanging branch going into my windscreen. We frequently have to cut back overhanging branches ourselves to avoid accidents. The owner appeared to be doing something about it and employed someone who came in the evenings to cut the trees back. Unfortunately they made a dreadful job of it and suddenly the work stopped several weeks ago and nothing has happened since. I am concerned that if it is not done before spring when the birds begin to nest we will have yet another year of dangerous fallen branches. Could the council do the work if the owner doesn’t.?

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  • Thank you for your report, it will be reviewed by the appropriate team.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 11:28, Thursday 29 October 2020

  • We have looked into this issue and no action will be taken. We will continue to monitor this and take future action if required.
    The report is now closed, further comments may not be monitored.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Systems Team at 12:36, Monday 2 November 2020

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