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The bus stop sign, located at the sports club side of Wendover road, is obscured by over grown trees

Reported via mobile in the Overhanging branch/tree category anonymously at 15:26, Wednesday 12 June 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council 1 week, 2 hours, 26 minutes later. FixMyStreet ref: 6099560.

The bus stop sign is hidden by over grown trees. My daughter uses this stop for school and I am concerned that the bus driver will not see it and stop for her (this has happened previously).

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  • The report has been passed to our bus stop maintenance team, an officer will carry out an inspection and arrange to have the issue resolved as soon as possible


    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 15:26, Wednesday 12 June 2024

  • Update

    We have inspected the issue reported and have reviewed the category selected.

    The category has been changed to ensure it is passed to the correct team.

    State changed to: For Triage

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 15:27, Wednesday 12 June 2024

  • 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.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 17:51, Wednesday 19 June 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 06:13, Thursday 20 June 2024

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