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Bridge Bank Close

Reported via desktop in the Overhanging branch/tree category anonymously at 11:44, Tuesday 16 April 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5859713.

Trees are so tall they block sun light. The branches hang over no 1 the fennels, causing fence panel problems. They are very dangerous in windy conditions and branches have fallen on roof in past. The debris blocks guttering. When Thames water put cameras down the drains when we got flooded they said the roots from the trees were causing problems. In the 20 years I have lived here they have never been cut to an exceptable safe height.

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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. Not all 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.

    We do not prune or remove council owned trees to improve natural light for a private property (including obstruction of solar panels). If you wish to carry out any work on a tree, you must first check the tree is not protected before any work is started. How to find out if a tree has a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) in Buckinghamshire.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:44, Tuesday 16 April 2024

  • Update

    We have reviewed the issue reported and have amended the category; this will ensure your report is directed to the most appropriate team at the council.

    State changed to: For Triage

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:02, Tuesday 16 April 2024

  • State changed to: Internal referral

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 08:21, Thursday 18 April 2024

  • Update

    Not all trees on Buckinghamshire Council land are maintained by the Highways Team, they are responsible for maintenance on the public highway, verge, footpath etc. Other trees for example those in parks, public spaces or woodlands are maintained by our Parks and Open Spaces Team.

    A Highways Officer has carried out an inspection and found that this tree is not classed as a highway tree, so we have forwarded the details of the report to the appropriate team who deal with this area.

    Aylesbury: Chiltern and South Bucks: Wycombe:

    Regards Buckinghamshire Council

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 08:22, Thursday 18 April 2024

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