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Betley Street (Courtyard)

Reported via mobile in the Uneven Flags category anonymously at 21:53, Tue 28 March 2023

Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 4370442.

Two flag stones (there are many more), protruding 2 inches above ground level. They are a serious trip hazard.

The flag stones are being pushed up by the tree roots. The trees are causing significant damage and need to be felled.

I've attached a photo of the previous repairs, and adding cement to the raised edge (of the flag stone) does not reduce the risk of tripping and falling.

The tree roots are creating an uneven surface to walk on, and the cement is pointless. An uneven walkway is still a trip/ stumble/ fall hazard.

Money is wasted on these repairs. There is only one choice ( that is cost effective and longstanding), and that is to fell the trees.

Please fell the trees.

Thank you.

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    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 21:53, Tue 28 March 2023

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Cheshire East Council at 08:13, Wed 29 March 2023

  • 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 13:38, Thu 24 August 2023

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