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Massively overgrown trees

Reported via desktop in the Hedge/Tree Maintenance category anonymously at 17:11, Thursday 30 September 2021

Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3034663.

The trees on Gainsborough Road have not been cut back for a long long time. Their roots are lifting the pavement tarmac and causing trip hazard. The trees are so overgrown they deprive us of daylight in our homes and at night it feels very unsafe to walk along the street as the street lights are totally blocked out by the branches. Very soon the leaves will begin to fall causing more problems for the residents who have to clear them away as the council do not seem to do this. We tread wet leaves into our home all though the autumn/winter, they stick to the paths and become very slippy once the frosts appear. Please do something about this problem soon.

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  • Thank you for contacting Cheshire East Highways. We have logged your enquiry and passed it to a member of our team. We will assess your enquiry within 20 working days.

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 17:11, Thursday 30 September 2021

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Cheshire East Council at 16:33, Friday 1 October 2021

  • We deal with defects based on the level of immediate risk. We have assessed the issue and it does not present an immediate risk to highway users at this time. As the problem you have reported is not causing an immediate safety issue we will now look at the best long- term approach for this location. We keep all roads and highway assets safe through our routine inspections. If anything is identified as a risk during a future inspection, we will take action to deal with it as appropriate.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 14:56, Monday 11 October 2021

  • We have assessed your report and have arranged to carry out work as soon as possible.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 06:27, Tuesday 12 October 2021

  • We are pleased to confirm that work is now complete, and your report has been closed.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 10:48, Wednesday 13 October 2021

  • This has been marked as "fixed " but nothing has been done so far so I can't understand why!

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 20:55, Thursday 28 October 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still nothing happened with the trees

    Posted anonymously at 23:07, Thursday 25 November 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

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