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Trees outside 9, 11 and 13 The Rise

Reported via desktop in the Footpath / pavement problem category anonymously at 20:02, Monday 14 June 2021

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

We have an ongoing problem with a damaged and leaking sewer outside 9-11 The Rise. Raw sewage has been leaking from the sewer on the verge and then running down the pavement.

Thames Water have tried to repair this three times. I understand from the engineer’s last visit that tree roots have caused structural damage to the sewer. The root structure is invasive and will likely continue to cause further damage to utilities.

Indeed, the trees outside 9, 11 and 13 The Rise are huge relative to their surroundings. The pavement outside of my property, no. 13, shows evidence of root damage and is a trip hazard.

Before these trees cause further damage to property (and potential expense to the Council by way of claims) surely it must make sense to take action to avoid this. Ideally, myself and my neighbours would like these oversized trees felled. In light of the above I would welcome the Council’s view and comments.

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 20:02, Monday 14 June 2021

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 08:55, Monday 28 June 2021

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