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Overgrown ivy obstructing footpath

Reported via desktop in the Overhanging tree, hedge or shrub category anonymously at 15:25, Fri 6 August 2021

Sent to Rutland County Council less than a minute later

This ivy has grown up from the public footpath on the south facing wall. It’s too high and wide and ideally should be completely removed as it’s damaging the host wall which might collapse injuring the public. It is on the footpath that connects New Road Ryhall and the St John’s Churchyard. This a frequently use footpath.

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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 https://rutland.fixmystreet.com/ IMPORTANT: To report anything dangerous, please call us on: 01572 722577

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 18:25, Wed 11 August 2021

  • What has happened since this was reported. A person was seen investigating the extent of the ivy months ago but nothing seems to have happened since. It makes use of the footpath unpleasant and oppressive on date mornings and evenings . It needs a drastic prune both vertically and horizontally. Please say what is due to happen.

    Posted anonymously at 14:27, Mon 15 November 2021

  • 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 01:54, Tue 16 November 2021

  • The hedge has not been trimmed and is increasingly overgrown When will it be reduced in width and height? The problem has NOT been fixed.

    Posted anonymously at 14:56, Thursday 27 January 2022

  • The ivy needs cutting back an reduced in height urgently. The churchyard wall adjacent to the entrance to footpath collapsed overnight on 5.3.22 The ivy is so thick that passage is impeded and might well cause the wall to collapse. It should have been cut back ahead of the coming growth season and nesting. It cannot be left for another year!

    Posted anonymously at 13:18, Sunday 6 March 2022

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

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 16:04, Wednesday 29 June 2022

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