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Dangerous Tree alleyway adjacent to Musgrave Walk

Reported via mobile in the Overhanging branch/tree category by Mags Lord at 16:49, Friday 21 June 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 6138183.

I was walking along the alleyway off George Rd and adjacent to Bartholomew Tipping Way, the alleyway is extremely overgrown and uneven due to all the tree roots so I was looking down so as not to trip. The next thing I knew I had bashed my head on the low tree branch and fell to the floor. I have been made aware that other people have also done this. This alleyway is a public footpath so I believe it comes under the responsibility of the Council. I think the location is STC/75/1

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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 16:49, Friday 21 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 10:47, Monday 24 June 2024

  • Update

    We have investigated this report and found that it is a Rights of Way issue, the details have been passed to the team.

    Please use the Right of Way online reporting system for any future ROW reports, that will ensure it gets to the right team first time and you will receive updates on your report.

    Regards Buckinghamshire Council

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 17:39, Friday 12 July 2024

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