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1 - overgrown and self seeded trees and shrubs by the memorial bench. 2 overgrown tree on verge outside number 8 and street light. 3 fallen tree overarching the road

Reported via desktop in the Hedge/Tree Maintenance category anonymously at 09:59, Friday 20 May 2022

Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3538707.

1 - disrespectful and causing an issue if left to grow further. there is a horse chestnut that is already causing an issue of safe passing space on the pavement on London road.

2 - very large tree needs pruning. it is coming the street light which is the only one on the road and unsafe at night down and already dark cul-de-sac road. It is almost touching number 8 property where an elderly lady lives. she is unable to have any natural light into her home and it is a worry for her getting in and out of her home. it is unfair for residents to pay for the tree to be managed as it is not on private land. We know this tree has been brought to your attention many time and year previously and nothing has been done about it and now it is huge and causing safety issues.

3. a tree fell last year and only half of it was removed - it fell on a car (luckily no one was injured) however there is still a significant amount of tree left to remove.

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    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 09:59, Friday 20 May 2022

  • 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 10:34, Tuesday 21 June 2022

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