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On verge outside Greenleaves, Milton Avenue, Gerrards Cross SL98QN

Reported via desktop in the Trees category anonymously at 17:28, Wed 28 April 2021

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later

This is the second time I have raised this problem. The tree that is growing in the verge outside my house is falling down. Everyday its angle gets steeper. I have recently installed new fencing on my property's boundary and if (when)the tree falls, it will undoubtedly break the fence. Please note that I give notice that as and when this occurs, Buckinghamshire Council will be liable for the damage caused. I don't know what more I can do to flag this problem. The first time I reported it, you replied that no action was needed, a conclusion I found surprising. Since then, tree has continued to lean further over and I suspect will fall down soon. Please also note that the footpath beside th tree is used extensively my the pupils and parents from Maltman's School. We can only hope the tree doesn't collapse when a child is walking beneath it.

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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 17:28, Wed 28 April 2021

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 08:57, Fri 30 April 2021

  • Thank you for your report; the repair 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 as we programme the work on a priority basis (in line with our Highway Inspection Policy). This does mean that sometimes planned programme times may need to be changed due to priority based working.
    Please be assured this problem is on our list of works to be carried out. We will continue to monitor all defects to ensure the safety of our residents as part of our Highways Inspection Policy which can be accessed via the link below:
    www.buckscc.gov.uk/highwaysinspectionpolicy
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 08:58, Fri 30 April 2021

  • We are pleased to tell you that the repair of this defect is now complete.

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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:52, Thu 22 July 2021

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