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Public footpath from chicane to burial ground broken fence halfway down on right

Reported in the Footway or Footpath category anonymously at 11:12, Tuesday 11 August 2020

Sent to Rutland County Council less than a minute later

Damaged fence on footpath to burial ground

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  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate this and respond to you within 10 working days. Updates will be posted on IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01572 722577

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 11:20, Tuesday 11 August 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:59, Tuesday 8 September 2020

  • Tree on left opposite broken fence is dead and branches have fallen off onto footpath as well as broken the fence, reported earlier. This footpath is well used by walkers, school children going to school in the village as well as funerals. Tree needs urgent work on it make it safe as it is a hazard at the moment

    Posted anonymously at 10:56, Monday 14 September 2020

  • We have assessed your report and the repair of this defect has been added to our programme of works for completion within 3 months.¬†IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01572 722577

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 09:45, Tuesday 15 September 2020

  • Two trees in the graveyard have just been felling on orders from the Parish Church (Nothing to do with RCC). Their free surgeon looked at these two trees on the footpath down to the cemetery and attached is what he said. The Parish Council has visited the site and has endorsed their remarks. This is what he said: "The felling of the trees in and around the church cemetery has been completed. The tree surgeons have informed me that the broken fence rail is the result of a falling branch from the dead chestnut tree on the left of the footpath when facing the cemetery. This confirms the danger posed by this tree and illustrates the need for it to be taken down. I know that you have already referred it as a potential danger to the Rutland tree surveyor who plans to visit the site. You have also referred to the Rutland tree surveyor the large tree on the right of the path that is over the bridge. Our tree surgeon has considered it such a danger due to its serious decline that he felt he should again bring it to my attention. Previously I have only mentioned to you the branch over the water that supports the rope children use to swing on, but it has been highlighted that should the large branch over the path fall, it could be lethal."

    Posted anonymously at 16:59, Wednesday 23 September 2020

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