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Large broken branch

Reported via mobile in the Other tree issue category anonymously at 12:54, Tuesday 16 April 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5860142.

Branch has broken off due to high winds and is laying across grass verge and pavement. This happened yesterday 15/4/2024

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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 12:54, Tuesday 16 April 2024

  • Update

    The Highway Officer has carried out an inspection and has identified that there is no immediate safety issues requiring attention, the decision is that no action will be taken at this stage.

    The issue will be added to a package of works to be carried out at a later date.

    Please note that all our roads are subject to regular Highways Safety Inspections, and all highway safety issues identified are actioned within the timescales set out in our policy.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:19, Wednesday 17 April 2024

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