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Firgrove Lane

Reported via mobile in the Vegetation overhanging a road or pavement from private land or property category anonymously at 16:48, Wed 25 May 2022

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3551411.

I can't find any other category to report this so...Some highways work is being carried out along Firgrove Lane near Peasedown St John, there is a parking suspension for two days, I have come home to find the hedgerow has been butchered by a tractor side arm flail, at the peak of the nesting season, why has it been done, this is illegal, why are you allowed to get away with it. Who made the decision to do it now, there was no danger to road users from the hedge. I can't see how it helps the highway work.

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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 16:48, Wed 25 May 2022

  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue.
    We will update this report once we decide what action to take.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Systems Team at 12:43, Wed 8 June 2022

  • Thank you for your report. The hedgerow was walked and checked for evidence of any nesting birds before work was undertaken. It is not possible to undertake all Highway works requiring hedge cutting outside the nesting season. The carriageway was considerably intruded upon by the hedge row and we were undertaking essential carriageway safety maintenance, so to enable the work to be carried out the metalled edge of the carriageway must be exposed in order to do so correctly, and ensure the safety of the operatives undertaking the work.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 12:50, Wed 8 June 2022

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