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Large tree branch now overhanging lay-by to side of road

Reported via desktop in the Overhanging branch/tree category anonymously at 20:58, Thu 16 November 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5221445.

As per previous report, this large tree branch is overhanging the lay-by near to where cars park to drop off children to the nearest school.

Prior to the last storm system, this large branch was a normal branch under which there was significant clearance to the lay-by (given often coaches and other high vehicles do park in the lay-by at this location). After the last storm system, it is however now hanging much lower, as shown in the picture, and was partially into the road, albeit passing traffic has now pulled sections over hanging the road off.

I believe the tree to which it is attached, which is on the sloped bank to the side of the lay-by, is partially uprooted. But even if it is not, this branch has significantly moved in the last storm system to the point it appears dangerous and dangerously low to the lay-by.

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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 20:58, Thu 16 November 2023

  • Update

    We have completed our inspection of the issue and have made arrangements for it to be resolved within two working days.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:54, Tue 21 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 11:15, Thursday 11 January 2024

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