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Alongside the road leading to Carrington Infant School, from the main gate

Reported in the Hedge problem category anonymously at 11:58, Tue 7 July 2020

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later

7th July 2020

Hi Buckinghamshire Council,

Thorny branches extending out onto the pavement, leading to Carrington Infant School:

This morning, 4-year-old little girl ran into a overhanging long thorny branch from the Blackberry bushes extending out onto the side of the narrow pavement, that leads to Carrington Infant School. Thankfully, the height of the thorny branch didn't quite reach her eyes but she got a longish scratch, bleeding just above her lips.

She started crying and I had to rush to the nearest shop to get antiseptic cream to put on her scratch after we dropped off her older brother at Carrington Infant School before sending her to her Nursery nearby. Before we left the area, I bent the few thorny branches back as much as possible so that another kid wouldn't have a similar incident like mine.

As kids like to skip a little ahead when going to schools and the walkways to school are narrow with parents and kids rushing alike, would really appreciate it if the council could ensure that there are no thorny bushes at little kids' heights, extending out onto the pavements.

Thanks so much... Looking forward to hearing from you....

Cheers, Catherine Barry

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:58, Tue 7 July 2020

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    This has been added to our programme of works. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with a timescale for this work to be carried out, we work on a priority based risk matrix in line with our Highway Inspection Policy and therefore programme times can change due to priority based working.

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    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:28, Wed 8 July 2020

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    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:28, Wed 8 July 2020

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:18, Fri 24 December 2021

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