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Little to no lighting. Very scary

Reported via mobile in the Tree blocking a street light category anonymously at 23:09, Monday 15 April 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5857834.

Extremely scary even during the day when bad weather as so overgrown but having to walk down here with my child as someone who does not drive it’s so scary there is no lighting it’s extremely dark and you have to already walk in close proximity of cars, you fear being followed or hit by a car, lighting allows us to feel safe and there is non along this road

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  • A Highway Officer will carry out an initial assessment of the tree, emergency issues will be corrected or made safe at the time of the inspection, if reasonably practicable to do so. In this context, making safe may constitute displaying warning notices, coning‐off or fencing‐off to protect the public from the tree or other suitable action.

    If the inspection team cannot make safe the defect at the time of inspection, then they will instigate the relevant emergency call procedures to ensure appropriate resources are mobilised to make the tree safe. Highway Officers are not qualified as tree experts and in some cases they may need to arrange for a tree surgeon to visit the site and carry out a survey on the tree which can take up to 12 weeks.

    There may also be occasions when the issue reported will be classified as a minor defect and does not pose any risk to either the safety or the integrity of the highway, these are called minimum recording levels as specified in our Highways Safety Inspection Policy, in these cases no action will be taken.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 23:09, Monday 15 April 2024

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