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Behind 14 Howard Road

Reported via desktop in the Overhanging branch/tree category anonymously at 10:47, Thursday 25 May 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council 4 hours, 50 minutes later. FixMyStreet ref: 4594511.

Branches from tree in recreation ground are overhanging the rear garden causing problems with pigeon poo.

01/06 - This is a H&S issue as we have a toddler who plays in the garden. No one has even been to take a look at the tree, there doesn't seem to be any birds nesting in it.

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  • This has been passed to our parks and open spaces team, an officer will carry out an inspection and arrange for the appropriate action to be taken.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:47, Thursday 25 May 2023

  • Update

    We have inspected the issue reported and have reviewed the category selected.

    The category has been changed to ensure it is passed to the correct team.

    State changed to: For Triage

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 15:35, Thursday 25 May 2023

  • This has been passed to our maintenance team who will carry out an assessment of the tree and provide an update within 28 days.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 15:38, Thursday 25 May 2023

  • It is an offence under Section 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981 to intentionally take, damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird while it is in use or being built, or to intentionally kill, injure or take chicks or adults, or intentionally take or destroy any eggs.

    As a general rule we avoid hedge cutting during the main breeding season for nesting birds, which usually runs throughout March to August each year. We follow the law and where possible the guidance provided by The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. However, there may be cases when we cannot avoid disturbing a nest if it is obstructing the public highway, for example a nest in a tree branch overhanging the carriageway, in these rare cases we would apply to Natural England for a licence to carry out the work under the grounds of health and safety.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:54, Wednesday 31 May 2023

  • Issue still remains; there is no bird nest in tree in question - pigeons use it as a perch and the level of waste being deposited into garden is excessive. Can the matter please be looked into and appropriate action taken or consent provided for resident to have tree limbs in question removed.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:02, Thursday 1 June 2023
    Moderated by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:29, Monday 19 June 2023

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