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Ornamental tree on verge outside 17 Oak Tree Road

Reported via desktop in the Other tree issue category anonymously at 18:37, Sun 29 October 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5150505.

I’ve just walked up Oak Tree Road in the dark and hit my head on the low branches of the small tree that someone has planted there on the verge, a branch tip pushed my hat off and went into my head which hurt. I am only 5’5” and eventhen have to duck under this tree when walk by it in broad daylight, but as it was cold and dark I forgot it was there. The tree is small and the branches hang at eye level over the width of the pavement so please can these branches be cut right back away from the pavement before someone gets injured. Thank you.

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

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 18:37, Sun 29 October 2023

  • An order has been raised to repair the defect reported, this will be a permanent repair to be carried out as soon as possible. To ensure the highway network remains as safe as possible we will be carrying out temporary repairs on dangerous issues to make them safe, please be assured we will revisit these temporary repairs and make them permanent at a later date, we will also continue to carry out our regularHighways Safety Inspection Policy and should we find any issues we will apply the same rule a temporary repair until such time as we can make it permanent.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:36, Wed 1 November 2023

  • Update

    We are very pleased to tell you that the issue reported has now been resolved.

    Alongside our safety inspection policy, reports from the public help us to keep the roads in Buckinghamshire safe.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:36, Mon 6 November 2023

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