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Driving along cheaeham road coming up to roundabout. Drivers do not stop but look to the right and continue without breaking. Coming out of Devonshire avenue you cannot see the carts coming to the right. Ther is a tree behind the Devonshire avenue sign that is dead and overhand onto a jd foliage all behind the sign and down the road that obscured the view, the cars have to be at the junction before can be be seen as you can’t see down the road you

Reported via mobile in the Overhanging branch/tree category anonymously at 16:30, Tuesday 18 June 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 6123692.

Please remove tree behind Devonshire avenue sign please cut back all foliage around that corner and along that pathways as you cannot see down the road to see if a car is coming plus you can’t actually walk ont eh pavement as it’s so over hanging you can’t see the traffic coming for foliage and it’s so dangerous pulling out with the view obstructed

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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 16:30, Tuesday 18 June 2024

  • Update

    It is an offence under Section 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to intentionally take, damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird while it is in use or being built, or to intentionally kill, injure or take chicks or adults, or intentionally take or destroy any eggs. As a general rule we avoid hedge cutting during the main breeding season for nesting birds, which usually runs throughout March to August each year.

    We follow the law and where possible the guidance provided by GOV.UK.

    There may be cases when we cannot avoid disturbing a nest if it is obstructing the public highway and presents a danger to road/footpath users, for example a nest in a tree branch overhanging the carriageway, in these rare cases we will take the appropriate action with minimal disruption as possible

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:57, Friday 21 June 2024

This report is now closed to updates from the public. You can make a new report in the same location.