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On the public footpath behind 8 Beamish Way Winslow MK18 3EU

Reported via mobile in the Trees category anonymously at 10:42, Friday 25 June 2021

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

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Ash trees bordering the far side of the public footpath are overhanging the path so much that they are now dipping down into our back garden and those of other residents along the length of this pathway. When in full leaf and it is windy or wet they are heavy and overhang our fence to some extent and are low into the garden. Already several smaller branches have broken off into the garden. To my knowledge no maintenance work has taken place on the trees in this hedgerow for at least 12 years. This pathway is adjacent to the local primary school and is used daily by many people going to school and walking to town. It is becoming increasingly overgrown and ash tree branches are overhanging in many places. Some have already broken off further up the pathway and crashed down in high winds. Local residents cleared the path way of the fallen tree during last winter as there was no apparent response to a phone call telling of the incident. This problem along the length of the pathway needs attention before there is a risk of damage to people or property.

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:42, Friday 25 June 2021

  • Thank you for your report. Although this does not meet our criteria for requiring immediate attention, this defect will be added to our records for the future.

    Our records will be used to generate larger planned works and will also enable us to pick up this defect when we are carrying out repairs of a similar nature in the area.
    Thank you for taking the time to bring this matter to our attention.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:24, Friday 25 June 2021

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