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Overgrown hedge encroaching on roadway on blind corner.Serious pot hole 5 mtrs before traffic lights approaching on Brooke Road

Reported via desktop in the Overhanging tree, hedge or shrub category anonymously at 20:33, Saturday 4 June 2022

Sent to Rutland County Council 1 day, 15 hours, 37 minutes later

Hedge is outside of property perimeter fence to rear of no. 47, so it is on what would be the grass verge at the kerbside. I believe this is the responsibility of the council as it is not private land. It has been cut back in the past by the council. In addition to operatives needing the proper tools , they will also require good protective clothing as the hedge is very thorny and is up to 3 mtrs. tall.

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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

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 05:29, Sunday 12 June 2022

  • Thank you for your report. We’ve identified the landowner(s) responsible and are making contact with them. We will let you know as soon as this issue has been resolved.

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 02:54, Thursday 7 July 2022

  • As you can see, the problem was first reported on 4.6.22. You have identified the landowner and sent an enforcement letter to the development company. That was in your email to me dated 7.7.22. As yet, there is still no action on the ground on what is becoming a serious safety concern on a blind corner. Phone calls have not achieved anything other than confirming the person responsible is on holiday. Please advise when we can expect completion of this issue. Regards, Dave Jamieson

    Posted anonymously at 10:41, Monday 15 August 2022

  • This problem is still not resolved and is a hazard. I reported this many weeks ago, you stopped providing me with updates as a number of other residents of the area also contacted you. I know there have been numerous contacts since! I do not understand how this area can be the responsibility of the developer. You adopted the road, cut the grass in the area and maintain the street lights. The shrubs have overgrown a strip of grass that should be cut by you but has long disappeared. If there is an accident here I shall be making sure that the local press are aware of the residents efforts to get you to resolve the issue!

    Posted anonymously at 18:09, Monday 22 August 2022

  • Hedge was partially cut back today, 26.8.22, by a Tarmac employee. I believe that the work docket was for it to be cut back to the kerbstone line. This has not happened. This can be checked on the photos taken by the operative. He was unable to deal with some of the hedge due to the thickness of the branches and the wrong tools for the job. A chipper and a chain saw are prime necessities to deal with the hedge. The hedge actually needs cutting back at least an additional 30 cms from the kerb. The hedge is at least 1500 cms wide backing on to a property fence. Please confirm that further action will be taken.

    Posted by David Jamieson at 16:05, Friday 26 August 2022

  • Thank you for your report. Works to rectify this defect have now been completed.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Rutland County Council at 11:04, Thursday 8 September 2022

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